FOREIGN RELATIONS: U.S. Prisoners in China

The Peking radio announced last week that 13 Americans who had "sneaked into China by air to conduct espionage activities" had been convicted of spying and sentenced to prison terms ranging from four years to life. While the U.S. reacted with indignant denials, the world noted a harsh break in the "peaceful coexistence" theme with which the Communists have been wooing the West.

One Got Life. Eleven of the 13 Americans had been on the same plane, a B-29 shot down high over the Yalu 22 months ago. Colonel John K. Arnold Jr., commander of the 581st Air Resupply and Communications...

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