Press: Charging CBS

The general takes the stand

In a courtroom six floors below the one in which Ariel Sharon testified, another general last week took the stand in a $120 million libel suit against CBS. Dressed in a crisp, gray suit and sporting a small red-and-white striped Viet Nam service ribbon, the ramrod-straight William Westmoreland, 70, former commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam, recounted his 36 years of military service. Then he launched into a rebuttal of The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception, the 1982 CBS documentary that is at issue in the trial.

According to the broadcast, Westmoreland had engaged in "a conspiracy...

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