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Published: 05 June 2014

256 Pages | 13 illus.

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780195183481


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Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Charles S. Young

  • Examines how the Korean War became a prolonged struggle over POWs.
  • Highlights the irony of Americans staying captive longer so that Chinese and North Korean prisoners could be forced into renouncing repatriation.
  • Shows how ex-POWs were used in Army propaganda to chastise the nation for raising men unable to withstand captivity.
  • Argues that the dispute in peace talks over repatriation helps explain why the Korean War was forgotten.
  • Exposes the phenomenon of "brainwashing" as a hoax created by CIA.