TRIALS: More About My Lai

Will the agonizing aftermath of My Lai never end? Last week the court-martial of Captain Ernest L. Medina, Lieut. William Galley's superior officer, pressed painfully on. It seemed less and less likely that anyone would ever know for sure who was responsible for what on the bloody day of March 16, 1968.

The pace and tenor of the Medina court-martial at Fort McPherson, Ga., was in sharp contrast to Calley's trial. In the latter case, the coldly efficient Army prosecutor, Captain Aubrey M. Daniel, was easily able to destroy the bumbling defense put forward by Calley's aging civilian counsel, George...

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