Police Training, "Nation-Building," and Political Repression in Postcolonial South Korea

Kuzmarov, Jeremy
July 2012
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;7/2/2012, Issue 27, p3
The article discusses how the U.S. has introduced police training to developing countries to help in establishing law and order. The U.S. used police training to suppress radical and nationalist movements, avoiding public opposition. It has been carried out by several agencies including the military and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The country has allocated high budgets for police programs throughout the Cold War. However, the U.S. bore important responsibility for significant human rights violations of the South Korean police in the 1950s and 1960s.


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