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Donald Trump 's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, has spent a lifetime defying the odds - until now. Some in Washington have expressed surprise at the mounting reports that the career Army officer is being eased out of his White House job. But for anyone closely affiliated with the Trump ...
That phrase was repeatedly used by Americans to describe the glide path to victory in that conflict and would long be associated with the commander of U.S. forces, General William Westmoreland. He used it to remarkable effect in 1967, a mere 10 weeks before the enemy launched its devastating Tet ...

Two months after the Phong Nhi massacre took place, the commander of US forces in Vietnam, Gen. William Westmoreland, sent a preliminary copy of the investigation to his South Korean counterpart, Lt. Gen. Chae Myung-shin, asking for an urgent response, according to declassified US documents.
Gen. William Westmoreland. The troop commander known — not always affectionately — as “Westy” insisted to Cronkite that America was still winning the war despite the initial chaos, and that the crucial city of Hue was back under U.S. control even as he pressed a demand for yet another 200,000 troops.
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Forces in South Vietnam, stands beneath a three combat-ready Hawk antiaircraft missiles at Da Nang, Vietnam, Feb. 21, 1965. The General is inspecting two batteries of U.S. Marine Corps Hawks. Expand. By Glen Barber | gbarber@denverpost.com | The ...
On TV's “60 Minutes,” the general in charge of American troops said they must not let Afghanistan fall. He sounded an awful lot like General Westmoreland during the Vietnam War. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster published the book “Dereliction of Duty,” castigating the Johnson Administration for lying to the ...

That phrase was repeatedly used by Americans to describe the glide path to victory in that conflict and would long be associated with the commander of US forces, Gen. William Westmoreland. He used it to remarkable effect in 1967, a mere 10 weeks before the enemy launched its devastating Tet Offensive.
U.S. troops and their allies in the Republic of Vietnam were surprised. They needed help in pushing back the offensive and reclaiming territory the enemy had claimed. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commanding general of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, requested that additional combat ...
During his time in the hospital, he was to receive his battlefield commission — captain's bars — from none other than Gen. William Westmoreland, however he was shipped out prior to the general's arrival and never got the commission. It's something he looks back on with a laugh today. His time recovering ...
William Childs Westmoreland, who was in charge of all armed forces in South Vietnam from 1963 to 1968. In 1964, we flew to Saigon to spend a year with him. I was just 9 years old. My father had been sent to South Vietnam to assume control of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, from Gen.
General Westmoreland's forces and their South Vietnamese allies had fended off the attacks of National Liberation Front and North Vietnamese forces at the Vietnamese new ... When it came to troops, “Westy,” as the general was nicknamed, proved crafty. ... But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen.
On TV's “60 Minutes,” the general in charge of American troops said they must not let Afghanistan fall. He sounded an awful lot like General Westmoreland during the Vietnam War. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster published the book “Dereliction of Duty,” castigating the Johnson Administration for lying to the ...
That phrase was repeatedly used by Americans to describe the glide path to victory in that conflict and would long be associated with the commander of US forces, Gen. William Westmoreland. He used it to remarkable effect in 1967, a mere 10 weeks before the enemy launched its devastating Tet Offensive.
During his time in the hospital, he was to receive his battlefield commission — captain's bars — from none other than Gen. William Westmoreland, however he was shipped out prior to the general's arrival and never got the commission. It's something he looks back on with a laugh today. His time recovering ...
When I arrived in Vietnam in late December 1967, I thought we might be winning the war. Gen. William Westmoreland, the American commander in Saigon, had just given a speech in Washington stating that the end was beginning “to come into view.” As a 25-year-old Army captain assigned to be ...
Partly this was because they had been underestimating both the size of the Communist forces and their ability to sustain heavy combat. On Feb. 1, Gen. William Westmoreland said that the enemy forces were “about to run out of steam.” He later claimed they had indeed quickly run out of steam, saying that ...
The American commander in Vietnam, Gen. William Westmoreland, in an address to reporters, said that the enemy is “certainly losing.” They hoped that the new year would bring new resolve and resolution to the war, but in the Chinese lunar tradition, 1968 would be the Year of the Monkey, the cleverest of ...

“I'm a union sheet metal worker and there was a union roofer working on the building from a local union who was (Gen. William) Westmoreland's grandson. The call went out to other unions, and carpenters, plumbers, and electricians jumped on board, got the permits, and fixed up the building so the ...
In early 1968, the siege of the remote Marine combat base at Khe Sanh dominated American news coverage of the war in Vietnam. Gen. William Westmoreland, America's supreme commander in Saigon, billed the North Vietnamese Army's move against Khe Sanh as “the main event” of a Communist ...
But it did reveal the arrogance of America's high command, in particular Gen. William Westmoreland, who insisted the enemy was really interested in capturing the U.S. base in Khe Sanh. He even hinted to President Lyndon Johnson that a nuclear device may be needed to fend off the enemy should Khe ...
Her elevation from colonel to general on June 11, 1970, also established what Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the Army chief of staff, called “a new protocol for congratulating lady generals.” General Westmoreland planted what Time magazine described at the time as “a brassy kiss” on her mouth.
That rank of brigadier general was given to Anna Mae Hays on June 11, 1970, by General William Westmoreland, making her the first female general in the U.S. armed forces, or, as Westmoreland put it, the first in the Western world since Joan of Arc. INSKEEP: General Hays joined the Army as a nurse ...
General William C. Westmoreland, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Lieutenant General Hal B. Jennings, Jr., Surgeon General, U.S. Army, pin general's stars on Brigadier General Anna ... Trudging down a rain-soaked road one day and occasionally falling, she and another nurse got a lift in a jeep from Gen.
So when Lyndon Johnson went looking for someone to command the overall anti-Communist crusade in Vietnam in 1964, Gen. William Westmoreland's name was at the top of a shortlist. Johnson had taken over the presidency, and the challenges in Southeast Asia, from John Kennedy in November 1963.
Johnson, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and field commander Gen.William Westmoreland during 1967 trumpeted military victory was in sight. ... Gen. H.R. McMaster's book "Dereliction of Duty" provides a devastating critique of the Johnson-McNamara policies. We are fortunate McMaster now serves ...
Early on, Gen. William Westmoreland, the man in charge of the American war effort in Saigon, recognized that Vietnam would be a conflict with no fronts — the war would have to be executed in all areas of South Vietnam at the same time. The solution was to construct “logistical islands” along the coast to ...
The then 22-year-old specialist 4 served from October 1970 through October 1971 with the 598th Light Maintenance Company which was part of the 931st Engineering Group. Crimes worked in an eight-member office on the second floor of the three-story building. The office of Gen. William Westmoreland ...
In December 1967, this dilemma came into sharp focus for President Lyndon Johnson and his advisers when Gen. William Westmoreland, the commander of American forces in Vietnam, recommended an attack on enemy units resting and regrouping in Cambodia after the Battle of Dak To the previous ...
Should we be surprised that Trump's generals, unconsciously imitating Gen. William Westmoreland a half-century ago, claim once again to detect light at the end of the tunnel? Not at all. Mattis and Nicholson (along with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster) ...
The leafy lot near the Hudson River is the resting place for thousands, including Gulf War commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. commander in Vietnam Gen. William Westmoreland and Lt. Col. George Custer. The DAR used records and local accounts from the community to locate the remains ...
In April 1967 these developments moved Johnson to call Gen. William Westmoreland home to assure Americans there was “light at the end of the tunnel.” When the general denounced “recent unpatriotic acts here at home” that fed enemy morale, the next day McGovern responded with a speech he called ...
The general who I quoted as telling us VietNow veterans to never let anyone tell us we lost the Vietnam War. (He made the statement at many events.) He said it was civilians trying to run a war they knew nothing about who lost the war. That general was Gen. William C. Westmoreland! One of the greatest ...
WASHINGTON — Gen. William C. Westmoreland says the end of full-scale U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam war is coming into sight and ...
Headed by Gen. William Westmoreland, it used its voluminous battlefield data to persuade the media that the Communist forces were declining ...
The American military commander, Gen. William Westmoreland feared that the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) were planning to seize two ...
I am the youngest child of Gen. William Childs Westmoreland, who was in charge of all armed forces in South Vietnam from 1963 to 1968.
The soaring monument, one of the first Vietnam War memorials in the country, was dedicated in 1987 by Gen. William Westmoreland, the ...
Bowden, who is also the author of “Black Hawk Down,” said the Tet Offensive took military leaders, including Gen. William Westmoreland, by ...
While at Tripler General Hospital, arrangements were made to send Murphy ... a bouquet of flowers with a card from Mrs. W.C. Westmoreland, wife of Gen. William C. Westmoreland, who commanded troops in the Vietnam War ...
... us went to brief the commander of the 4th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. William Peers. ... General Peers sent a unit from the division's 1st Brigade to ... should have persuaded General William Westmoreland to take it seriously.
Like, for example, William Westmoreland, who lied for years to the ... Gen. Curtis Lemay, who ran for vice president with George Wallace in ...
Several of the participants urged that the ambassador to South Vietnam, Ellsworth Bunker, and Gen. William Westmoreland be brought home to ...
The worst offender was the top man, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, who kept talking about “the light at the end of the tunnel,” placing his faith ...
Remember Gen. William Westmoreland, who led our troops in the Vietnam War and kept reassuring us we were winning? If he'd have been ...
Throughout, Bowden is unsparing in his criticism of the U.S. military command in Vietnam, with Gen. William Westmoreland singled out for ...
This, General Hershey claimed, was “the American or indirect way of ... a coercive draft system that took a generation of men and threw them into an ... that the president did not grant General William Westmoreland's request ...
The criticism of Gen. William Westmoreland is valid. He deserves his position as one of the 10 worst generals – No. 9 – in American history.
... Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) used enemy body count, how Gen. William Westmoreland made sense of the war, and why it was so ...
... of Vietnam,” that Gen. William Westmoreland commissioned a study in 1967 of the potential for use of tactical nuclear weapons in Viet Nam.
Topping them all, though, has to be Gen. William Westmoreland. Tall. Ramrod straight. Grim visage. He just had that look, and he, like Haig ...


 

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