South Korean students burn an effigy of former president Chun Doo-Hwan during a protest in central city of Seoul on December 2, 1996. Chun had rejected a prosecution summons to appear for questioning over a coup he led and an army massacre the following year that crushed the democratic opposition. (Reuters)
Chun Doo-hwan’s bloody Gwangju legacy is America’s problem too

Upon his death, the time is ripe for Washington to reckon with its role in the South Korean dictator’s brutal rise to power.