James Lowenstein: He Said Someone Wasn’t Telling the Truth About American Involvement in the Vietnam War

From a Washington Post obit by Harrison Smith headlined “James Lowenstein dies at 95; his Senate reports challenged Vietnam War claims”:

After his first trip to Vietnam in 1967, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer James G. Lowenstein had reason to be skeptical of military brass and their relentlessly cheery assessments of American progress.

He had gone to the Mekong Delta, a center of guerrilla fighting, and stayed at a settlement that was reputed to be safe for a visiting dignitary. He woke up the next morning to learn that three locals “had been assassinated during the night,” as he told it, while they were sleeping in the home of a village leader.