I've just started reposting here after a nine month absence. Look for some nice changes to the site and regular updates on U.S. intelligence, privatized spying, Korea, Japan and music. My pages section at the top (just below that incredible photo from South Korea in 1960) includes links to much of my work on Korea, Japan, etc., over the years. Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter @TimothyS and read my blog at TheNation.com.
- With intelligence leaks, the contractors are the culprits
- America is not an innocent bystander in Korea
- The Washington Post didn’t like this piece on the US role in Korea…
- American Military Power in Asia and the Trump Factor
- 20 years ago, my reporting caused a furor in South Korea
- Kilcullen to Me: “You’re a conspiracy theorist.”
- “Nation-Building” Is Back: Now with Contractors
- Hankyoreh honors my work on the U.S. and South Korea
- Whatever happened to the COINdinistas?
- With Clinton, Expect Increased Tensions with North Korea
Category Archives: Kwangju Declassified
On July 26, I spoke in Seoul at the “International Peace Symposium to Establish a Peace Treaty on the Korean Peninsula.” It was organized by the Progressive Policy Institute of the Unified Progressive Party, a coalition of peace, labor and … Continue reading
Foreign Policy in Focus just posted my take on the recent brouhaha about U.S. Special Forces “parachuting” into North Korea. Here’s an excerpt: A classified Pentagon document leaked to me in 1984 may shed some light on a U.S. general’s outlandish claim last … Continue reading
I got a surprise today. North Korea’s Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) cited my documents on the 1980 Kwangju Uprising in South Korea. The citation appeared in a story looking back at the event and exploring its significance in recent … Continue reading
The Kwangju Uprising of 1980, and the U.S. response, was a turning point in South Korean history as well as for the Cold War in Asia. It’s being commemorated in Korea today. To mark the date, please read Hankyoreh‘s moving … Continue reading