The Tet Offensive and the Media
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Westmoreland and Taylor meet with press during Vietnam War



Members of the press question U.S. general William Westmoreland and U.S. ambassador Maxwell Taylor (speaking into the microphone). Genuinely important news stories from the battlefield received the most accurate reporting when journalists and military commanders cooperated. For some veterans of the Vietnam War, the print and broadcast journalists were as much the "enemy" as the communist forces.

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