ARMED FORCES: Training by Torture

ARMED FORCES Training by Torture

Korea showed that captured U.S. servicemen could be forced by torture, by the threat of torture, and sometimes by the mere promise of creature comforts, to hurt their fellow prisoners and their country. This came as a shock to the U.S. public; it came as even more of a shock to the nation's military leaders, and it was inevitable that they should determine to do something about it.

Foremost in the attempt to train men to resist torture is the U.S. Air Force. At the Stead Air Force Base near Reno, nearly 30,000 airmen have gone through...

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