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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soldiers' accounts of the My Lai massacre of women and children, Hersh momentarily reflects on his own wife and then two-year-old son and he cries, asking himself, "For them?
He made his name in 1969, with his expose of the My Lai massacre -- where between 347 and 504 unarmed women, children and old men were killed, and women and girls were raped, by American troops -- and the military's subsequent cover-up.
The story of what came to be known as the My Lai Massacre was being kept from the public by the military, and Hersh went to work with his usual dogged determination, tracking down the accused, Lt.
The My Lai massacre of March 1968, publicised the following year, was another turning point.
military and represented a chaplain in the investigation into whether there had been a cover-up of the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
The unit, still stigmatized by the My Lai Massacre just a year before, saw careers up and down the chain of command ruined as a result of the raid.
THE My Lai massacre by US troops was dubbed "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam war".
during the My Lai massacre, historical figures such as William Calley,
"Any revelation of American government misconduct is a boost to the country's adversaries," Judis (https://newrepublic.com/article/113995/bradley-manning-pardon-obamas-best-option) wrote , citing examples from recent history, such as the publication of the Pentagon Papers and the My Lai Massacre.  "But to acknowledge that is to recognize how grossly the criterion of 'aiding the enemy' is being misused by Obama, Holder and the military.
pulls no punches in its condemnation of America's participation in the Vietnam War, citing both outright war crimes (such as the notorious My Lai massacre) and the extensive collateral damage and human suffering that the war inflicted.
Like a Jack the Ripper tour, visiting Auschwitz, the Cambodian killing fields and the My Lai massacre site in Vietnam.