Americas Inhumanity

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Americaís Inhumanity The greatest tragedy is war, but so long as there is mankind, there will be war. -Jomini The Art of War Military History 4/2/00 On March 16, 1968, Charlie Company of the Americal Division moved into the hamlet of My Lai and committed one of the most brutal atrocities in the Vietnam War and American history. However much their actions resulted from inherent stresses of the war, their brutal targeting of noncombatants was said to …

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…its Cover- up. New York: The Free Press, 1976. Olson, James, and Randy Roberts. My Lai: A Brief History With Documents. New York: Bedford Books, 1993. Secondary Sources: Bilton, Michael, and Kevin Sim. Four Hours in My Lai. New York: Viking Penguin, 1992. Ebert, James R.. A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman In Vietnam, 1965- 1972. California: Presidio Press, 1993. Olson, James, and Randy Roberts. Where the Domino Fell, 2d ed. New York: St. Martinís Press, Inc., 1996.