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Calley Case / Reactions #216533

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Jacob Javits says, if American people believe Lieutenant William Calley did nothing wrong and is hero, then people have changed even more drastically, during Vietnam war, than thought; Senator Adlai Stevenson III says, if Calley murdered, must pay penalty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [US Prosecutor at Nuremburg Trials Telford TAYLOR - thinks Calley actions at My Lai due to lack of training and discipline; in response to reporter questions, doesn't believe Calley did what any GI would have done, since some at My Lai refused to kill civilians; feels reversal of guilty verdict unwise, though reduction of sentence in order; people should keep in mind POWs are being protected by partial observance of rules of war.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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