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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:40 AM
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A Tortured Past (Viet Nam - When will they every learn)
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:40 AM by deminks
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_4211368?source=rss

Documents show troops who reported abuse in Vietnam were discredited even as the military was finding evidence of worse

In early 1973, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Creighton Abrams received some bad news from the service's chief of criminal investigations.

An internal inquiry had confirmed an officer's widely publicized charge that members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade had tortured detainees in Vietnam.

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Now, declassified records show that while the Army was working energetically to discredit Herbert, military investigators were uncovering torture and mistreatment that went well beyond what he had described.

The abuses were not made public, and few of the wrongdoers were punished.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:02 PM
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1. All of this crap is just swill that they feed the public.
Electric shock, slapping people around, kicking the crap out of them, etc.....

That is lightweight compared to what really happened in the meaner parts of the country.

I was there.
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