Morals: A New Moratorium?

The V.D. rate among G.I.s in Viet Nam is so high that Brigadier General David Thomas, the U.S. Army's top medic in the war zone, has suggested a drastic solution: Army-run brothels. Understandably dismayed by such a proposal ("Government-sponsored moral collapse"), the weekly California Southern Baptist countered, tongue in cheek, with an even farther-out suggestion. "Perhaps," the magazine editorialized, "we ought to send into battle zones only married men whose wives can accompany them to a relatively safe zone near the battle area, and the men could spend a week on the front line and a week at home."

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