The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and unarmed. It is the very essence and reason for his being. When he violates this sacred trust, he not only profanes his entire cult but threatens the very fabric of international society. The traditions of fighting men are long and honorable. They are based upon the noblest of human traits. - General Douglas MacArthur, 1946, confirming the death sentence imposed by a United States military commission of General Tomayuki Yamashita.
To the Flag and The Liberty and Justice For Which It Stands