The Nation: Compounding the Tragedy

Just as the testimony at one trial was ending at Fort Benning, more atrocities were being described 100 miles away at Atlanta's Fort McPherson. Lieut. Colonel Anthony B. Herbert, a 40-year-old veteran of combat in Korea and Viet Nam, was drafting military charges against a general and a colonel whom he accused of covering up war crimes that occurred two years ago. The officers are Major General John Barnes, an ex-brigade commander, and Colonel Joseph R. Franklin, who was a member of the Army's Peers Panel that investigated the My Lai Massacre.

Colonel Herbert maintains that when he served under Barnes and...

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