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Forty years of The World Tonight


The Vietnam war ended on April 1975, eight months later, the man who had commanded American forces at the height of the war, General William Westmoreland, published his memoirs in which he argued the Americans had not been defeated on the battlefield.

In an exclusive interview for The World Tonight in January 1976, he told presenter Douglas Stuart, the US armed forces were defeated by policy and public opinion.


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