The following is Secretary of Defense William Cohen's statement on the incident at No Gun Ri.
U.S. and South Korean officials today released a joint report concluding U.S. soldiers killed "an unknown number" of refugees 50 years ago near the village of No Gun Ri.
The following is the "Statement of Mutual Understanding" on the No Gun Ri incident agreed to by the U.S. and South Korea.
Military investigators say U.S. soldiers panicked and opened fire on unarmed civilians near the Korean village of No Gun Ri during the Korean War, but there was no evidence that U.S. soldiers received orders to shoot, newspapers reported.
Military investigators have found a document in which Army officials instructed U.S. warplanes to fire on groups of South Korean refugees fleeing toward American lines during the Korean War's early days, CBS News reported.
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