After four years in Viet Nam, more than three as commander of all American forces there, General William Childs Westmoreland, 54, is about to return to Washington to become Army Chief of Staff. Leaving Viet Nam with the reluctance of any commander who would like to see a campaign through to its end, Westmoreland is also disturbed by the fact that his conduct of the war has been questioned more since the Communists' Tet offensive than at any other time during his tour of duty. In an interview last week with TIME Bureau Chief William Rademaekers, he reviewed his stewardship and...

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