The Nation: The Calley Affair (Contd.)

WHEN Richard Nixon announced that he would release Lieut. William Calley Jr. from the Fort Benning stockade to house arrest and then added that he intended to review the Calley case before final sentence is carried out, he left several interesting things unsaid. One was that two days before he reportedly awoke at 2 a.m. to wrestle with his conscience over the Calley affair, the President discussed congressional distress at the guilty verdict by telephone with his party's leader in the House, Representative Gerald Ford of Michigan—although the White House insists it was...

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