Accession Number:

AD0760484

Title:

National Values Regarding War Captives and Their Use as Political Pawns.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

An understanding of the political values that some of the present world powers have placed on the loss or gain of captives in recent wars might help to shed some light on how these nations might act in future international negotiations during the Cold War. Since the armed forces of the United States are involved directly or indirectly in defending large portions of the globe, American servicemen become military targets and when captured often become pawns in the great game of international politics. The paper will show from experiences in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War as well as some other recent conflicts that political use of war prisoners is on the increase and that attitudes toward these prisoners are related closely to a nations attitude toward its own people. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE