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A Closer Look (Vietnam Atrocities) Part I #741669

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Vietnam War horror stories featured; details given about the 1967 actions to clean out the enemy via atrocities against civilians in small villages; wartime photos shown. [Former Tiger Force Sgt. William DOYLE†- says anyone on the trail died, including his translator; affirms he was "temporarily insane" at the time.] [Former Tiger Force medic Rion CAUSEY†- describes what happened to civilians, who were shot.] The military's decision to close the investigation in 1975 & take no action noted. ["Toledo Blade" reporter Mike SALLAH†- says the Army's investigation never reached the public; notes the top level of government was involved in the coverup.] The refusal of 1970s Secretaries of Defense James Schlesinger & Donald Rumsfeld to comment on the killing of the investigation of the war atrocities noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Tiger Force story on "Nightline" noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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