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Vietnam War / Kerrey Confession / Civilians and War #638190

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The confession of former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey that the group of Navy SEALs he led killed civilians in the Vietnam War in February 1969 featured. [In interview, KERREY - says he found dead women and children instead of Viet Cong soldiers; says the killing of civilians was not intentional; says he spent a long time putting his life back together.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Conflicting accounts concerning whether the civilian deaths were intentional from Kerrey and former Navy Seals Mike Ambrose and Gerhard Klann reported.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Questions about other incidents involving the killing of civilians during combat examined; war footage shown. [Korean War veterans Herman PATTERSON, Norman TINKLER - talk about living with the knowledge of the civilian deaths at No Gun Ri.] [US Marine Corps General Richard "Butch" NEAL - talks about the accidental bombing of women and children in Iraq.] [American University Dr. Thomas JOHNSON - says war turns morality on its head.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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