Press: Battle Lines Are Drawn

At issue in the Westmoreland case is more than just a war

The complex lawsuit has been called the final battle of the Viet Nam War, a legal struggle over key questions of culpability for America's most agonizing military defeat. Yet there is even more at stake as the case of General William Westmoreland vs. CBS News opens this week in a marble-encased Manhattan federal courtroom. Ultimately in question is the unfettered freedom of the U.S. press to examine critically actions of the nation's Government and public figures, as well as the public's growing...

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