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Saigon, South Vietnam
Feb. 23, 1968
That picture is lodged in people's memories. Taken during the recent communist assault on Vietnam's cities, it showed Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, 37, chief of South Vietnam's 75,000-man national police force, cold-bloodedly executing a guerrilla suspect — a thin, frightened, but stubborn-looking man in plaid shirt and pants who had been seized by soldiers in a Saigon street. In no mood to ask questions, the spindly general
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whipped out his snub-nosed .38 revolver and wordlessly blew the suspect's brains out. "Many Americans have died recently,"...

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