INVESTIGATIONS: My Lai: Now Only Five

Last year it seemed that the Army was casting the widest possible net in bringing charges against those suspected of perpetrating—or later covering up —the My Lai massacre. At one point, 25 men were accused on various counts. Now the score stands at two acquittals of enlisted men, no convictions and just five officers still facing legal proceedings. Last week the Army dropped charges against the highest-ranking officer involved, Major General Samuel Koster, former superintendent of West Point.

Koster was the commander of the Army's Americal Division at the time that one of...

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