ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1969
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(Studio) After Korean War, Defense Department advisory group spelled out what was expected of American servicemen in unfriendly hands. Report was 6 point code of conduct. Pueblo affair raises doubts about code. Reporter prepares series on subject.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Representative Jonathan BINGHAM - feels that rule that requires American servicemen to give only rank, name and serial number must be revised.] [General Maxwell TAYLOR - declares he could look over document, not liberalize it.] [Captain Charles HOLT - doesn't think enemy will harass prisoner once they realize they won't get any info.] Mil. Code of Conduct set up after Korean War to stop men from talking when captured. Film shown of Pueblo crew signing confessions. Critics of code say psychological torture can make any man sign.
REPORTER: Bill Downs
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