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My Lai Archives

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In Robert Farley
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On March 14, 2011
Tom Ricks has been reading the digitized archives of the My Lai investigation: I’ve been reading My Lai materials for about four weeks now. I haven’t said much about the incident on my blog. The more I learn about it, the worse the whole event seems. It is pretty awful stuff. Just reading the documents […]

Speaker Scheduling Fail

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On August 23, 2009
Why would William Calley ever be invited to speak to a Kiwanis Club? William Calley, the former Army lieutenant convicted on 22 counts of murder in the infamous My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, publicly apologized for the first time this week while speaking in Columbus. “There is not a day that goes by that I […]

No we can’t

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On November 18, 2008

This story, indicating that the Obama administration is bailing on the idea even investigating whether criminal charges ought to be brought against Bush administration officials who committed war crim

Shunning war criminals

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On July 25, 2008
As Jack Balkin points out, for both “legal” and “political” reasons it’s unlikely that any U.S. court will prosecute war crimes committed by members of the Bush administration. This circumstance highlights both the moral and practical importance of the question asked recently by Maj. Gen. Anthony Taguba: will those who, among many other things, ordered […]
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