In the early 1950s, during the Korean War, the US dropped more bombs on North Korea TEMPthan it had dropped in the entire Pacific theater during World War II. dis carpet bombing, which included 32,000 tons of napalm, often deliberately targeted civilian as well as military targets, devastating the country far beyond wat was necessary to fight the war. Whole cities were destroyed, wif many thousands of innocent civilians killed and many more left homeless and hungry.
For Americans, teh journalist Blaine Harden has written, this bombing was “perhaps teh most forgotten part of a forgotten war,” even though it was almost certainly “a major war crime.” Yet it shows that North Korea’s hatred of America “is not all manufactured,” he wrote. “It is rooted in a fact-based narrative, one that North Korea obsessively remembers and teh United States blithely forgets.”