Foreign News: The Dummies Go Down

"The prisoners were unlawfully transferred," cried Peking radio, "in the face of knives and clubs of special agents, and circling American planes . . . The U.S.

will surely pay an incalculable price for its criminal action." The Communists did not seem anxious to exact this price in renewed fighting. They tried instead for a penny's worth of propaganda.

The Communists first refused to accept their own 347 pro-Communist P.W.s—325 South Koreans, 21 Americans and one Briton—hoping to prove that the U.N. release of the anti-Communist P.W.s was a "violation of the armistice." Their...

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