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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 10, November 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date November 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 049
Transcript Dohertyi The Communists in the Korean War, for example, came up with brutal tortures, some of them unspeakable—we cannot even mention them over the radio. A- you said, every man bag bis breaking point. Mow do we know. sitting here in the comfort of Washington, wheel emv one- of ll- would do il wc were under the gun. so lo speak? Thurmond: Well, ilieil is true, no one can possibly tell whal another will do. Differenl nun have differenl wills, some have iron wills, some would not give up under einv condition. I'm sure lln v we.iild become unconscious before Ihey would reveal emv information ageiinsl their country or would reveal other information thai would he detrimental in lhe welfare of the folic- of which llicy were ei member. On lhe oilier hand, we f,al thai llii- code give- them em ideal t.i work toward; it's a high standard, and if thev are trained, oriented eunl indoctrinated with lln- principles of this code, iheil ii will help them tremendously lo withstand llie onslaughts of the enemy emd ihe Communists' techniques. Roper: Vou mentioned the training that the soldiers will receive, 'the Com- muni-t bloc armies are rather famous for having political commissars, anil other political officers stationed with the armies. Do you think there is a danger in our adopting such a system? Thurmond: 1 don'l think so. 1 ihink there is no danger of our country adopting such a technique. Our people do not believe in dictatorship, and ihey do not believe in commissars, emperors or rulers. \\ <- are a democratic countrj and the principles of this code are very democratic, bul they do emphasize the importance of one being willing to serve hi- country emd serve il well if his service is needed. We have a great country. It's the greatest country on the face nf the earth. Our people have more liberty and more freedom than in any other nation, emd we' ought to appreciate this. We ought to l„- willing to light for our country if our service is needed in time of emergency. Doherty: It has heen suggested that n good many of the servicemen who did hreak and who geeve information in the Communisl prison camps might have heen motivated bj the feeling theit Korea was hv and large ein unpopular weir, that the men did not know lor what they were lighting. Ilo vou believe then? Thurmond: I would nol say they did not know whal thej were lojliiing for, but I el,i feel thai liny were not indoctrinated as well eis they should heevr been. I ilo feel the) did nol have the training that thej should have had in ei greal many instances, nol only lhe mental training along the lines of this code, in Orientation, bul even physical training. A greal many men wire thrown into tlle Korean conflict in an emergency to defend their country without adequate training. Burleigh I Well now. Senator, whv i- 'lli— so? Vou are speaking of instilling ■nto the spirit of the seddier a will to FACTS FORUM NKWS. November, 1955 resist emd it's all for the future: now whv in tlie peist haven't we hail this patriotic fervor lhat vve know every soldier should have, hut so few obviously held who hroke under tin* Communist torture? Thurmond: Afler World Wen 11. there was not only a great reduction in our Armed Forces, there wei- almosl a disintegration. That was a tough, hard weir, in which we lost hundreds of thousands of men, and our people eit home and the soldiers themselves were sick and tired of war. and that i- the reason vve- heul the condition that occurred. But, afler lhal, when llie Korean War came on. they wenl into thai war eend did a fine job there. Hut -till there heul been such a shorl period after World Weir II. I ihink lhal had considerable to do with tin- matter. Hurleigh: Do you mean in the- educational system, in speeches that were made —efforts of individuals to Ban the will lo resist of the American people? Thurmond: 1 mean in thc general at- lilllele' eel till' \ 111 <' I i <' ;i 11 pi'lipll' US having enough war for a while- of being sick and tired of war. Bul our men did go into lhe Korean War em.I do ei good job, and wc are very proud of the fine record thev made there. However, if this code had heen in effeel when the Korean Weir started, if the men had been trained in these principles, we think there would have heen a different outcome lo the Korean War. llurle.ifih: Now, Senator Thurmond, let's jusl take, eis em example, an individual soldier who is silling in a barbed-wire barricade :i- a prisoner of weir of the Communists who has heen tortured almost beyond endurance eenel he hears, through the Communis! grapevine, that a truce has been established eii Panmunjom, thai eit the Panmunjom table, officers of tlle I nited Steiles, representing tin1 United Nations, -it down with their Communist counterpart anil sign a document which lo all appearances is a lie in that it savs there is no Chinese Communisl Army, per se, in North Korea, hut a million-man volunteer eirmy. thev accept this fraud, and then these representatives id the army thai he served under, and the flag of the 1 nited Nalions and lhe flag of the United Steile- that he served under, also admit tli.it ihey will have an inspection team, a supervisory leam. made up of neutral nations, and two of the four accepted neutral nations are Communist Czechoslovakia and Communist Poland. Don't vou believe that that would cause the spiril of an American soldier in this barricade to sink? Thurmond: Undoubtedly il would lower llieir spirit some, but still that woulel In' no excuse for a prisoner not to do his duty. A soldier in prison is merely carrying on the war there wilh the lust means lie can. It's his duly to escape if he can ei- this code provides: it's his duly lo resist. Il's his obligation lo give no information to ihe enemy that will hurt our country, especially vital military information. It's his responsibility to say or do nothing ageiinsl (Continued on Page 48) Oasu Hlomxi ... is within the reach of your favorite organization ... be it a Sunday School Class, American Legion Auxiliary, Parent-Teacher's Association, or any other civic or religious group. Through the FACTS FORUM PLAN. your group can add CASH to their treasury in just about any needed amount. 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