Scott hosts a joint interview with Jeffrey Kaye and Thomas Powell, who have both written about U.S. use of biological weapons during the Korean War. Because of Korea’s status as America’s “forgotten war”, most Americans are simply unaware of the brutality the United States inflicted on the Korean people, in the way many are with the Vietnam War. In particular, the military dropped “dud” bombs full of bugs carrying deadly diseases, something they had long alleged the Koreans to be doing, but had vowed not to do themselves. In many cases the pilots carrying these bombs had strong misgivings about the practice, and had to be propagandized into going along with it. Their testimony is some of the only source material we have.
Discussed on the show:
- Milton Leitenberg
- “Suppressing US War Crimes: The Cold War Denial Machine Lives On” (Truthout)
- The United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea
- Report of the international scientific commission for the investigation of the facts concerning bacterial warfare in Korea and China, 1952
- Unit 731
Jeffrey Kaye is the author of Cover-up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation into the “Suicides” of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri. Kaye is a retired psychologist, blogger, and author. Read his blog and follow him on Twitter @jeff_kaye.
Thomas Powell is an artist and writer. He is the author of numerous articles on foreign policy and American politics.
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