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ID:

556

Date:

2010-06-02

Headline:

CIA documents detail false predictions on Korea

Reporter's name:

Jeff Stein

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Spy Talk (Washington Post blog)

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

According to recently-declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, American analysts in 1979 woefully underestimated the risk of socioeconomic unrest. President Jimmy Carter authorized U.S.-led South Korean troops to quell an uprising in 1980 in which hundreds of protesters died.

Keywords:

South Korea, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, coup, assassination, May 1980 coup, protest, civil unrest, Kwangju, Jimmy Carter, State Department, North Korea, deaths, Tim Shorrock, President Pak Chung Hee, General Chun Doo-hwan

URL:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2010/06/declassified_cia_documents_on.html


Agencies:

CIA
STATE

States:

DC

Categories:

foreign affairs
intelligence


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