ARMY MAY PROSECUTE Nogun-ri VETS
By Robert Burns, AP Military Writer
Louis Caldera said Wednesday it was too early in the investigation to say
whether prosecutions were likely or whether the
Drawing a parallel to war crimes trials following World War II, Caldera told The Associated Press, "We don’t want to set a double standard." Caldera said Army investigators so far have questioned a few dozen U.S. veterans from units that were in the area at the time of the alleged killings, but have not yet talked to those who told the AP last year that a large number of South Korean refugees were gunned down at the hamlet of Nogun-ri.
Before the AP
report, which was based on ex-soldiers’ statements as well as declassified
Caldera said the Army needs to investigate further before deciding whether criminal prosecutions are warranted. "We have not ruled that out," he said.