FROM THE EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS: COMMUNIST PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE (BRAINWASHING)
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"Never before in history had so many captured Americans gone to the aid of the enemy. For 2 years the services studied the records of the prisoners. What they found was not pretty."A total of 7,190 Americans were captured. Of these, 6,656 were Army troops, 263 were airmen, 231 Marines, 40 Navy men. In every war in American history some men have managed to escape. Korea was the exception. Roughly 1 or every 3 American prisoners collaborated with the Communists in some way, either as informers or propagandists."In the 20 prison camps, 2, 730 of the 7,190 Americans died, the highest mortality rate among prisoners in United States history. Many of them died unnecessarily. They either did not know how to take care of themselves of they just lay down and quit. Some sick or wounded died of malnutrition, abandoned by their comrades."Discipline among Americans was almost nonexistent. It was a case of dog eat dog for food, cigarettes, blankets, clothes. For the first time in history Americans -- 21 of them -- swallowed the enemy’s propaganda line and declined to return to their own people."
"Why do the books revealing these truths get so little notice in the New York press and so modest a play in the bookstores? Terror is terror, no matter who perpetrates it. Unless we are to be known as a nation of hypocrites, the time has come to drop our blinders."