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“Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths”—and the Presidential Campaign


Back in April, the Toledo Blade received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for its lengthy series of reports “uncovering the atrocities of an elite U.S. Army fighting unit in the Vietnam War that killed unarmed civilians and children during a seven-month rampage,” to quote a Blade report on itself (“Blade wins Pulitzer: Series exposing Vietnam atrocities earns top honor,” April 6, 2004).

The Blade maintains a comprehensive website for its series, “Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths” (Oct. 19-22, 2003).


Don’t miss the “Trail of atrocities” map, either.

Not exactly the river-rich lands of the Mekong Delta—where, by February 1969, everybody was “VC,” if you know what I mean. And incidents of the kind reported by the Blade‘s series were rampant.

But you’ll get the picture.

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