My Lai Questions

Read pages 32-35 in your text books on My Lai and watch the video link on Moodle

1. What evidence is there, if any, that there were Vietcong in My Lai?

2. In what ways was this mission the same as other search and destroy missions? In what ways did it differ?

3. Write a short essay (1 page) on the My Lai massacre. Think about the following when constructing your piece

a/ Why did the Americans go to My Lai?

b/ What happened and why do you think it happened?

c/ What were the consequences for the US forces, in Vietnam and at home?

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