Nation: Calley's Confessions

The Army's prosecution of military personnel for the slaying of South Vietnamese villagers at My Lai in March of 1968 is still mired in pretrial maneuvering. Charges against eight of 15 officers accused of covering up the massacre have been dropped. The Army is, however, expected to set a date soon for the most sensational of the courts-martial, that of Lieut. William Calley Jr., who is accused of murdering 102 civilians. Beginning in its November issue, Esquire magazine is giving Calley a chance to reflect on his Army experiences with the aid of a professional writer, John Sack. Self-serving though it...