Monday, March 17, 2008

My Lai probe hid policy that led to massacre

By Gareth Porter

Asia Times

"The My Lai massacre of as many as 400 Vietnamese civilians by US troops in 1968 has long been perceived as the rogue act of overzealous GIs and a clear violation of official policy on the treatment of non-combatants. But a newly obtained document suggests the responsibility for My Lai could be linked directly to the top US commander in Vietnam, General William C Westmoreland....."

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