Cheonan investigation: Official report of the ROK Ministry of National Defense

The Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group (JIG) announced the investigation result on the cause of the sinking of the Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Cheonan on 20 May 2010. The ROK Foreign Ministry announced on the same day, “The scientific and objective investigation conducted by ROK and foreign experts revealed that the Cheonan vessel was sunk by an external underwater explosion caused by a North Korean torpedo.”

A summary of the of this report (in English, and containing illustrations and photographs) can be found on the ROK Ministry of National Defense homepage, entitled Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROKS “Cheonan”.

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