ARMED FORCES: Shocking Blunder

The news came with brutal suddenness. From Korea, Colonel James M. Hanley, chief of the Eighth Army's war crimes section, announced that the Communists in cold blood had slaughtered some 5,500 U.S. prisoners. Up to Nov. 1, 1950, he said, the North Koreans had killed about 3,000 U.S. prisoners. Since the Chinese entered the war, said Hanley, they "have committed most of the Communist atrocity killings." With the air of a man who had detailed records on every case, Hanley declared the Chinese had killed 2,513 U.S. prisoners, ten British, 40 Turkish, and five Belgian,

The nation reacted with shock,...

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