TURKEY: Tortured American Sergeants

Shortly before 1 o'clock one morning in early August, U.S. Army Sergeant Dale McCuistion, 27, driving through the streets of Izmir, Turkey, headquarters of NATO land forces in southeastern Europe, was crowded over to the curb. Men in plain clothes poured out of an unmarked civilian car and a Jeep, yanked McCuistion out of his station wagon. Convinced that he was about to be robbed, McCuistion put up a fight, but was soon overpowered and hustled off to a dungeonlike room underneath an old stable.

According to the story McCuistion later told his...