Vietnam - The War Crimes Files
Documents show troops who reported abuse in Vietnam were discredited even as the military was finding evidence of worse.
‘Americans don’t do things like this,’ an officer thought when he learned of three villagers’ deaths. His shock grew when the soldier convicted continued to serve.
Declassified papers show U.S. atrocities went far beyond My Lai.
Decades-old Pentagon records show that Army criminal investigators substantiated seven massacres of Vietnamese and Cambodian civilians by U.S. soldiers — in addition to the notorious 1968 My Lai massacre.
Deborah Nelson, who wrote these articles, is a former staff writer and Washington investigative editor for The Times.