ARMED FORCES: Barbarity

The Army's War Crimes Division last week reminded the U.S. of a fact frequently forgotten after long months of stalemate and truce in Korea: on the records, the Communist enemy which waits behind the truce lines is a barbarous enemy, capable of savagery and sadism which rival any atrocities in the history of modern warfare.

In an interim report based on screenings of enemy prisoners, reports of survivors and field investigations by its own agents, the Army charged the Communists with 29,815 probable war-crime victims. Of these, 6,113 were U.S. soldiers (only 511 bodies recovered), 5,460 were Republic of Korea...

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