November 27, 2011 12:35 AM

C.W. Gusewelle | Tragedy incubated in general’s arrogance

In 1964, Gen. William Westmoreland was given command of all U.S. forces in Vietnam, I was among a fair number of former soldiers who had cause to question his fitness for the job. Those doubts dated from a mid-April day six years earlier when he made an unforgivable decision that cost five young men their lives.

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