After completing their investigation of the My Lai incident, members of the Peers Commission tried to provide information on how the atrocity could have been committed by a U.S. army platoon. They identified a number of factors—the difficulty in engaging the enemy, the nature of guerrilla warfare, and the problem of distinguishing between enemy soldiers and civilians—that contributed to the rage, frustration, and fear felt by many members of Charlie Company.
KeywordsDefensive Position Memorial Service Guerrilla Warfare Search Element Fire Team
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