My Lai Massacre


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My Lai Massacre

murder of 22 Vietnamese villagers by American troops under Lt. William Calley, Jr. (1968). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1973) 145]
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He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who exposed the My Lai massacre and its cover up during the Vietnam War.
The alleged incident has been compared to the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam where US soldiers murdered hundreds of innocent Vietnamese.
Since breaking the My Lai massacre story in 1969, Seymour Hersh has reported on illegal CIA surveillance of Americans, U.
The more viewers learned how to shrug off Kent State or the My Lai Massacre as mere news (and therefore of no concern to them), the more they could transfer their newfound, carefree attitudes onto yet another trip to the mall.
A few years later, when the reality of what we were doing in Vietnam began to show itself--when the body bags piled up here, and the images of napalmed children in Vietnam appeared on TV screens, and the horror of the My Lai massacre, at first ignored, finally surfaced--the nation turned against the war.
So loyal, in fact, that he took much heat for allegedly downplaying the My Lai massacre, deflecting congressional attention from the Iran-Contra scandal, cheerleading the legally dubious Panama invasion, opposing aid to the Kurds battling against Saddam Hussein and, most important, shilling for Bush's failed and flawed Iraqi war polices.
By then I had heard of the infamous My Lai massacre, but I had not been prepared to handle the more day-to-day (and far more common) ethical dilemmas: racial discrimination, alcohol abuse, unsatisfactory performance, command influence, etc.
The Times pulled its punches on the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis at President Kennedy's request and was slow to report the My Lai massacre.
The Vietnam war is the all-time reminder of what can happen when a war goes wrong - at the My Lai massacre, 600 women,children and old men were killed as they hid in a ditch.
Ron Ridenhour was also the man responsible for bringing to light the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
There are photographs of B52s raining down so-called frag bombs, napalm and defoliants, photographs of death and mutilation, including the My Lai massacre.
Colin Powell, then US military chief, who 22 years earlier was assigned to cover up the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and is currently being elevated to hero status in the western media, said: `It's really not numbers I'm terribly interested in.