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Massacres Then&Now by Ga&Yumeng. Powerpoint Templates. My Lai Massacre. My Lai Massacre :. March 16,1968 Lieutenant William Calley Jr.ordered US soldiers to kill South Vietnamese civilians. About 300-500 South Vietnamese villagers were killed at My Lai. My Lai Massacre :.

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Massacres

Then&Now

by Ga&Yumeng

Powerpoint Templates

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My Lai Massacre :

  • March 16,1968
  • Lieutenant William Calley Jr.ordered
  • US soldiers to kill South Vietnamese civilians.
  • About 300-500 South Vietnamese villagers were killed at My Lai.
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My Lai Massacre :

  • President Nixon called the massacre an isolated incident.
  • After a reporter wrote the story, one of Calley’s soldiers asked the US House Armed Services Committee to investigate this event.
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My Lai Massacre :

  • Lieutenant William Calley, Jr., who commanded soldiers to kill civilians was put in prison.
  • He felt guilty for what he did.
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Massacre in Afghanistan War :

  • 44 years after the Vietnam War
  • March 11,2012
  • In the middle of the night around 3 A.M a U.S soldier opened fire on innocent Afghan civilians.
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Massacre in Afghanistan War :

  • 16 Afghan civilians were killed cruelly at Panjwai district.
  • The U.S military will put this soldier on trial for this tragic event.
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Massacre in Afghanistan War :

  • President Barrack Obama phoned Afghan president to express his shock.
  • Obama offered help for those families who had loved ones killed.
lessons
Even though war is cruel, civilians are innocent. Soldiers should respect for civilians’ life.

These two events let us know soldiers need more psychological training before they go to war.

Lessons
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Source :

  • "The My Lai Massacre." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War. Detroit: Gale, 2009.Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 24 May 2012.
  • "U.S. Soldier Kills 16 Afghans, Deepening Crisis - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times." Marine Corps Times.Web. 24 May 2012.<http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/03/ap-american-opens-fire-on-afgahns-15-dead-031112/>.
  • Seattle., Taimoor Shah And Graham Bowley; Taimoor Shah Reported From Panjwai, And Graham Bowley From Kabul, Afghanistan. Reporting Was Contributed By Sharifullah Sahak, Rod Nordland And Matthew Rosenberg From Kabul; Eric Schmitt From Washington; William Yardley From Tacoma, Wash.; James Dao From New York; And Isolde Raftery From. "G.I. Kills Afghan Villagers; Children Among 16 Dead."The New York Times. The New York Times, 12 Mar. 2012. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/world/asia/afghanistan-civilians- killed-american-soldier-held.html?_r=1>.