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
From Korea, 1980, to New Orleans, 2005: How I came to be a humanitarian journalist For Chalmers Johnson, a great man who died this weekend. In February 1996, I broke a major story on U.S. foreign policy, reporting for the … Continue reading
Jeff Stein’s SpyTalk: CIA documents detail false predictions on Korea. In which SpyTalk actually advances the story by adding details from retired Army General John Wickham, who was the US commander in South Korea during and after the Kwangju Peoples’ … Continue reading
The Lasting Significance of Kwangju: Foreign Policy in Focus, June 1, 2010. Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the Kwangju Citizens’ Uprising in South Korea, a pivotal event that inspired the Korean democratic movement through its ultimate victory in … Continue reading
This CIA report, dated June 1979, was probably written as background material for President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 visit to Seoul. It was obtained by Tim Shorrock under the Freedom of Information Act in 2006; the initial FOIA request to the … Continue reading