NO APOLOGY COMING
FOR Nogun-ri INCIDENT
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Clinton administration has decided not to issue a formal apology to South Korea for the U.S. Army’s role in the shooting of civilians at Nogun-ri early in the Korean War, nor will it offer financial compensation to the survivors or families of the victims, three senior administration officials said.
administration is, however, considering more modest gestures, including
erecting a monument—presumably in
spokesman Kenneth Bacon said Thursday it was premature to say what actions the
administration would take in response to the findings of a recently completed
"It’s not over
until it’s over," Bacon said, noting Pentagon officials were meeting Thursday
with a South Korean government delegation to discuss details of the
investigation and possible responses.
administration official said the meeting ended with "broad agreement" on
"follow-on measures" to be taken by
investigation’s findings and the