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"Division in Vietnam Sets Up 'Hot Line' On Racial Issues." New York Times, December 13, 1970, p. 18.

A "hot line" was established after a demonstration of about 40 African-American soldiers in Chulai. The demonstrators demanded the "hot line" so that enlisted men could make complaints to the upper levels of command regarding racial concerns without fear of reprisal. Many of the men had recently been reassigned to the front. A division spokesman said that there was a communication breakdown and "misunderstanding on the part of the troops as to the assignment procedures."

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