Accession Number:

ADA537093

Title:

Tragedy at My Lai

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

There were three main causes of the tragedy at My Lai. Those were the training the US soldiers received, the tactics of the Vietcong and the US leadership on the ground at the time of the event. Removing any one of these factors could have changed the outcome but in reality the only element that could have been changed was the US leadership on the ground.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE