My Lai pp 56-74 | Cite as

The Briefings

March 15, 1968
  • James S. Olson
  • Randy Roberts
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


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.


Defensive Position Memorial Service Guerrilla Warfare Search Element Fire Team 
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© Bedford Books 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Olson
    • 1
  • Randy Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Sam Houston State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityUSA

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