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He was trying to plead with the president Nixon to withdraw his troops in the Southeast Asia. He had observed the injustices taking place in the Southeast Asia and the massive killing of people by the American troops (Nick 1). Major General Franklin Davis was the one who responded to the letter a few weeks later he said to him “ I presume that you have you have promptly reported such actions” that was the reply he got. What were so painful are the events that took place on March 15, 1968, Captain Medina had ordered the killing of everything in My Lai. Medina had ordered, “Kill everything in the village” and it was a very painful loss and the killings had accumulated to a massacre that had led to the killings of very many innocent Vietnamese (pg. 3). Some of the news had leaked to the CBS news and an army inquiry had to chip in to explain this and the matter and they said that thirty eight individuals were involved in misconduct at the massacre. All the blame went to this soldiers and later only one who was convicted and that is lieutenant Calley and people would wonder with all those killings that that had happened in My Lai could it have been LieutenantCalley who had done it alone.
President Kennedy when he was in power, he associated with the southern Vietnam and had deployed 11000 U S military. They fought against the guerilla wars that took place in the area. After the assassination of J F Kennedy president Lyndon took over and the fighting continued where there was bombing taking place in the north of Vietnam. The war was getting more and bigger and in the year 1969 more troops were taken to Vietnam. Kill Anything That Moves the Real American War in Vietnam, the author of the book tries to get to the bottom of the matter and he interviews some Vietnamese witnesses who were present during the massacre. He explains in the book that most of the people he got to ask the questions
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