TITLE

Rush to Judgment: Inconsistencies in South Korea's Cheonan Report

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Seunghun; Suh, J. J.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;7/12/2010, Issue 28, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores alleged inconsistencies in South Korea's interim report attributing the sinking of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy corvette Cheonan at Baengnyeong Island in the West Sea to the explosion of a North Korean torpedo. An analysis of the findings by the Joint Civil-Military Investigation Group (JIG) showed its failure to substantiate its claim. It is asserted that the JIG failed to produce evidence of an outside explosion since it did not complete a simulation showing how a bubble might be formed by an underwater explosion. Examination revealed that the white compounds found on the ship and the torpedo had nothing to do with the explosion. Another cited inconsistency was the burning of high heat tolerant paint but not the low heat tolerant ink of the torpedo.
ACCESSION #
52284008

 

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