Seoul court rules South Korea responsible for Vietnam War massacre

A SEOUL court delivered a landmark ruling today holding the South Korean government accountable for a massacre committed by its soldiers in the Vietnam War, ordering it to pay compensation.

In the 1960s and early 1970s, South Korea sent troops to support America’s doomed fight against the communist North Vietnamese during a bloody two-decade conflict that ended with the fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s reunification in 1975.