Army policy also stressed very high body counts and this resulted in dead civilians being marked down as combatants. Vietnam was an atrocity from the get-go Howard CallawaySecretary of the Army, was quoted in The New York Times in as stating that Calley's sentence was reduced because Calley honestly believed that what he did was a part of his orders—a rationale that contradicts the standards set at Nuremberg and Tokyo, where following orders was not a defense for committing war crimes. Both were stripped of Distinguished Service Medals which had been awarded for service in Vietnam. Tiger Force Valentine, Douglas
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