Thursday, February 15, 2007

David Halberstam Says "Ouch!"

"[Homer] Bigart's replacement as the New York Times' correspondent [in Vietnam in 1962] was David Halberstam, who like [Neil] Sheehan hailed from the Northeast and was a recent Harvard graduate. Halberstam was twenty-eight when he came to Vietnam. Before he left, fifteen months later, he would do more harm to the interests of the United States than any other journalist in American history."

Mark Moyar, Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (New York: Cambridge University Press 2006), at 170.

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