War: GENEVA PRIMER

At Panmunjom last week the Communists accused the U.S. of "tearing up the Geneva Convention" in its treatment of war prisoners. It was not the first time the Communists had used the Convention as a propaganda weapon in ways which showed that they had at least read its text. Herewith a few questions & answers on the Convention, with special pertinence to the situation in Korea:

Q.: What is the Geneva Convention?

A.: An international agreement first signed in 1864 for the protection of wounded left on battlefields. It was later revised and enlarged to extend protection to other victims of war, including...

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