PRISONERS: The Boobies

What should Brigadier General Francis T. Dodd have done when the Communist prisoners on Koje Island seized him? An infuriated Pentagon general said privately last week that, as soon as Dodd was in telephone communication with his successor, Brigadier General Charles Colson, he should have said: "Come in and get me. Use all the guns and force you need. If I die, the hell with it." Even if Dodd had made no such demand, the Pentagon man continued, Colson should have sent a force into the compound. Colson and Dodd would have been heroes, although Dodd might also have...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!