The War: A Marine's Protest

Lieut. Colonel William R. Corson would be an unusual soldier in any man's army. He speaks Malay, Vietnamese, and three dialects of Chinese, reads Russian, French and German. He is completing a doctoral thesis on China's finances. A slum kid who dropped out of high school, he won a university scholarship at 15, studied as a mathematician under the late Nobel prize winner Enrico Fermi. He fought the Japanese as a World War II Marine, won a master's degree in economics and political science, and fought in Korea and Viet Nam as...