Nation: Guilty as Charged

Standing nervously before ten officers, Captain Howard Brett Levy listened to their verdict, his hands clasped behind his back, and then returned wordlessly to his seat. Thus the court-martial of the antiwar doctor drew to its predictable conclusion last week at Fort Jackson, S.C. The court found Levy guilty of disobeying an order and two lesser counts of promoting "disloyalty and disaffection" among Army troops bound for Viet Nam. His sentence: three years' imprisonment at hard labor, a dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Though Levy, 30, tried vainly in the 13-day trial to excuse his rebellious conduct as...

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