Letters, Apr. 12, 1954

Marine on Trial

Sir:

My sympathies go out to Colonel Frank Schwable, who . . . was tortured by the Communists and . . . put on trial in this country for falsely confessing that the U.S. had used germ warfare on the Chinese Communists [TIME, March 22] ... As for the value of such a confession to the enemy, I have seen no proof that it cost us any lives, or friends . . . After all, we were the first and, so far, the only nation to drop atom bombs on civilians, so...

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