“ General William Westmoreland talks with troops of 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment of 2nd Brigade of U.S. 1st [Infantry] Division at their positions near Bien Hoa in Vietnam, 1965. (AP Photo) ”
William Westmoreland. Westmoreland decided on a war of attrition, one in which the enemy body count was the key measure of merit, and “search and destroy” was the dominant tactical approach. In response to repeated requests from Westmoreland for more forces, the American commitment eventually grew to well over a half million troops.
Defense Secretary McNamara and Gen. William Westmoreland, commander U. Forces in Vietnam, sit with muffler type radio earphones as they ride in helicopter toward the DMZ on McNamara's first field trip during his current visit to Vietnam, July (AP Photo)
Commanding in Vietnam: General William Westmoreland
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General William Westmoreland, Commander, US Military Assistance Command Vietnam (left) and Lieutenant Colonel Ivan ‘Lou’ Brumfield, Commanding Officer of leave a US army helicopter before inspecting IRAR’s defences at Bien Hoa airbase, June