Press: War of Words

CBS accuses an attacker

For CBS News, the struggle to defend its controversial 1982 documentary The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception appears to be, like the war itself, a conflict of attrition fought on more than one front. It is still several months before the $120 million libel suit that General William Westmoreland filed against the network as a result of the broadcast is scheduled to come to trial. But last week CBS was engaged in a heated exchange with Macmillan, the publisher of a new book about the documentary, titled A Matter of...

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