The Questions of Resistance Senseless Violence

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Dear Sixties List Folks,

I recall reading somewhere--*Newsweek*?--about a year or two ago that in
his capacity as assistant operations officer of the Americal Division in
1969, then Major Colin Powell wrote the official division report on the
initial investigation about what did or didn't happen at My Lai in the
spring of 1968; the report concluded that there had been no massacre and
that American troops had not conducted themselves inappropriately.

Does anyone else remember reading this? Can anyone confirm my
recollection--or definitively refute it? I need to know whether the
above information is fact or merely my own faulty recollection.


Bill Ehrhart
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-848-3631 (fax)