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Pueblo Affair / Code of Conduct #3864

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1969
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(Studio) Navy inquiry court hears testimony concerning treatment of Pueblo crew after North Korean capture. Court measures what crew did by military code of conduct.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Coronado, California) [Commander Lloyd BUCHER - feels court and defense department should take another look at code of conduct. Sometimes impossible to live up to code.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds (narrates)

(Studio) Army preparing men for better ways to resist enemy interrogation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Fort Polk, LA) Trainees learn military code of conduct by realistic training in simulated prisoners of war camp. Trainees tortured by other soldiers; 1 signs mock confession. [Instructor Richard LEEARMUS - reports devices not set up to break a man. Trainees discover what was wrong with them if they do.] Fort Polk provides 60% of Vietnam infantry.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(South Vietnam) Navy most lax of all services in teaching code. [Michael McKETWN - thinks government shouldn't do anything to you if you sign under torture. Can't expect you not to crack.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(South Vietnam) [Captain James SMITHE - declares code just as applicable today as when it was written. Has to be lived up to.]

Baker, Don;
Downs, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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