The Nation: Opening the Door

When U.S. District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott abruptly ended the 35-month confinement of Army Lieut. William L. Calley Jr. last week, the judge observed that he saw "no likelihood" that Calley would flee. Why should he? Under the terms of his sentence, he was comfortably confined to his $111-a-month, two-bedroom apartment at Fort Benning, Ga., where he passed the months watching television, building model airplanes, boning up on oceanography and ancient history through correspondence courses, growing vegetables and flowers in his backyard, and talking with his pet mynah bird. Calley, 30,...

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