National Affairs: Handwashing

The 21 U.S. pro-Reds in the unguarded camp at Panmunjom were not quite men without a country: the Communist world had refused to admit them (see FOREIGN NEWS), but as far as they knew, the U.S.

was still anxious to have them back. This week they learned that their homeland no longer cared what they did. The U.S. Defense Department ordered the 21 men dishonorably discharged—and it was made clear that the outcasts would be in deep trouble if they did come home.

The Defense Department order followed an Army announcement last week that it was filing charges against Corporal Edward S. Dickenson....

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