The War: Deplorable & Repulsive

North Viet Nam left little doubt last week that it intends to prosecute captured U.S. pilots as war criminals. Though they gave no dates, Hanoi's ambassadors in Prague and Peking both announced that the trials will be held. Toward this end, Hanoi radio reported the establishment of "a committee to investigate war crimes of U.S. imperialists in Viet Nam." As for the ultimate fate of the airmen, Ho Chi Minh sent a message to Socialist Norman Thomas last week promising "humanitarian" treatment, raising the possibility that the pilots' lives would be spared in a propaganda show.

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