War: In the Second Tent

The Communists rejected the U.N. appeal for the immediate exchange of sick and wounded prisoners. They also refused Matt Ridgway's request for Red Cross inspection of their prison camps. Such scrutiny, the Reds said loftily, was unnecessary. The men were well fed, clothed and sheltered, they said, "in complete accordance with humanitarianism."

To hear them tell it, the Reds gave their prisoners a soft and cozy life. But a brutally contrasting glimpse got through when they tried to account for 1,058 U.S. names which were not on their lists. They were the names of men identified by U.S. authorities from Red...

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