Nation: BERETS: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

THE case of the accused Green Berets, surely one of the most bizarre episodes in the often surrealistic world of spies and counterspies, ended last week in much the way it had begun: by tainting nearly everyone involved in it.

Army Secretary Stanley Resor insisted in one breath that "the Army will not and cannot condone unlawful acts of the kind" his uniformed subordinates had charged eight Green Berets in Viet Nam with committing: namely, the murder of a suspected double agent. Yet in the next moment he announced that the charges were dismissed....

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