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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956 - File 045. 1956-01. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/209/show/184.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 1, January 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ucpur Boys? The new Congress has a current "hot" issue in deciding whether or not to end the Status of forces Treaty. Senators William Jenner (R-lnd.) and John Sparkman (D-Ala.) expressed opposing views on a recent Facts Forum program. "Facts simply do not show any real reason for concern over the Status of Forces Treaty," says: SENATOR SPARKMAN el and m* PARKMAN: Does the Status of Forces eaty violate the rights of Americans? First, let's make clear exactly what the erns our servi«**j Status of forces Treaty is all about. Specifi- ihei. 01 "''' ■ a"y' the treaty Prescribes the civil and criminal status of members of the armed forces of f0|t North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries nn i,i,lent , ellltv on- arc i ■ some di ennui1 '(-sentment towards American soldiers who com- man iti-.ni*>-- t.,,;,. t . ... ladovv from |lf ' c"mes against citizens of the country 'me II i-hin" ^'" Wh'ch tlley were stationed, but over which in American fi^,u<;'h coulltry had no jurisdiction. By and large Nov! ''''I!'0"6*1, in other lands are law-abiding (|awhile they're stationed in a member country. .-,('■ Prior to its enactment there was strong or plane I i law lers sta- 0. As is uth ft'Ue' however, in any situation that involves "a„''„f"\,u.'i'"J"f"'ge numbers of PeoPle. th<*r<* ^ always a 'few who commit acts of lawlessness against citizens. These I • I J'lp'3 CS °an do and in some cases have done harm to the 111 I'l'-1 • i(n,utual self-defense and good will worked out between us and " 'V"'nill- f , nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. " '"'V 1 u"v W3S '° S°'Ve such P™1'1™18 that member nations of the -t cruel am £orth Atlantic Treaty Organization worked out the Status of ll', r r,{r orces Treaty. This treaty was drawn up by the State Depart- wbat our I"'1 im--■ ' • - ■ - - r - r dier commits a crime while on duty, Armed Forces authorities and the government of the foreign country have equal jurisdiction, depending upon who arrests him first and on tbe circumstances of each individual case. Let me emphasize that in the Status of Forces Treaty we do not grant any nation any privilege or any right that is not in turn granted to us. We acquire the same jurisdiction over any of their troops that may be stationed here as they have over our troops stationed there. One can see from this brief background that the Status of Forces Treaty simply typifies the fact that in cooperating with other countries for the mutual defense of all, it is necessary for such countries to take into consideration one another's points of view. We can no more expect other nations to submit to whatever demands we may make or whatever preferences we may have, than we can be expected to submit to their demands and preferences. Programs of international cooperation have to be worked out in an atmosphere of equality and fairness. While there are some exceptions, it is generally true that those who have objected most violently to the Status of Forces ' .. ^.'l11'6''' during President Truman's administration, working Treaty are members of the isolationist group, and in most acle ^closely with General Eisenhower when he was supreme com- respects the leading spokesmen lor this wing of the Repub lican party. Careful safeguards were set up in the administration of this treaty. Appropriate United States officials are required to follow each arrest of an American soldier, and the State Department is required to report to Congress on the operation of this treaty. Actually, it has worked out that in many respects the treaty has improved legal status of our troops abroad. Also, recent testimony by the State Department before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which f am a member, shows that America's European defense partners have leaned over backwards to be fair to United States v fo -dan countries Inander of NATO. The treaty was ratified under the Eisen- i,l- , ut oil. bower administration in 1953. ..I the sort The provision of the Status of Forces Treaty that has £i*rroug'lt "hout the most critical comments from some of our i- outside the people is the provision which grants a NATO nation juris- istice exi-t- I" fiction over soldiers of a member nation who commit crimes proud p. in' yinle off duty. Under the treaty, if an American soldier com- e sav, the go*- nits a crime against the citizen of the country in which he ne 'aw- I j" Irving, and that crime is committed while a soldier is off ■el lo gel a c<" fluty, he can be arrested and tried under the laws of the . Tluv bene " ,,atioii in which he commits the decided thee* it,„iti„uc,loi'FfAcrs Forum News, January, 1956 he crime. If the American sol- n Page (il) Page 43 .fs ng \i:v\s JantiaA
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