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January 04, 1985

The jury in retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland's $120-million libel suit against CBS in federal court in New York got its first look at letters from an American officer in Vietnam complaining that military leaders were telling "Gargantuan falsehoods." The letters, written in 1968 by Cmdr. James Meacham and since disavowed, told of "outright falsification on the very highest levels" in reports about the strength of communist forces.

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