ARMED FORCES: The Girard Case

Outside Washington, it might have been difficult last week to scratch up an argument on such momentous subjects as H-bomb fallout or trade with Red China, but nearly every mother's son and every son's mother had an opinion about the case of an American soldier facing trial in a Japanese court. It was not the first time a G.I. faced trial in a foreign court, nor would it be the last. Nonetheless, this was the case that caught the public ear and prompted the rumbling of the Public Voice on Capitol Hill.

Last Jan. 30 Army Specialist Third Class William...

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