“Wipe Out All Life”: Postwar Liberalism and Mass Killing In Korea



Undermining the potency of the legal concept of “genocide” is its inconsistent application depending on the perpetrator of violence. Examining U.S.-led aerial campaigns during the Korean War, Ju-Hyun Park describes how the post-World War II international political order allowed mass anti-communist violence in the Korean peninsula to go unpunished in the name of “military necessity.”