ARMED FORCES: Night of the General

ARMED FORCES Night of the General

Part of the outcry and the anguish over William Galley's conviction for multiple murders at My Lai came from the sense of many Americans that the young lieutenant was only a scapegoat. Punish sergeants, lieutenants, perhaps captains, but let the big brass alone. The Nixon Administration and the U.S. Army are troubled and embarrassed by that sentiment. Partly as a result, there is one big figure who is unlikely to get away without a murder charge.

TIME Correspondent John Mulliken has learned that after a lengthy investigation by its Criminal Investigation Division, the Army is considering...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!