WAR CRIMES: Seven Old Men

In their brief and bloody day, the seven old men and their fellows had ruled an empire greater than Alexander's or Caesar's or Napoleon's. Last week, at midnight after the winter solstice, the paths of Japan's top war leaders ended without glory, but with a dignity that seemed enhanced a little by the doubt and confusion among the victors.

The U.S. Supreme Court, after voting 5 to 4 to hear argument on whether to review the legality of the eleven-nation Tokyo tribunal, decided 6 to 1 that it had no jurisdiction to review...

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