ARMED FORCES: A Line Must Be Drawn

"By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the U.S., and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the U.S.," President Eisenhower last week enunciated the U.S.'s first formal code of conduct for prisoners of war. The code resulted from the bitter experience of the Korean war, in which 38% of 7,190 U.S. prisoners of war died of disease, malnutrition or maltreatment,* and in which at least 192 P.W.s were found chargeable with collaborating with the enemy. It was a stern document, founded upon "the qualities which...

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