Peers Investigation Into My Lai Incident
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General Peers Inquiry
Report of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident

In November 1969, Stanley R. Resor, Secretary of the Army, and General William C. Westmoreland, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, directed Lieutenant General William R. Peers, U.S. Army, to “explore the nature and scope of the original Army investigations of what occurred on 16 March 1968 in Son My Village, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam.” This collection of materials, commonly known as the “Peers Inquiry,” which provides the results of General Peers' investigation of the “My Lai incident”- later also known as the “My Lai massacre”- is divided into four volumes: the report, witness testimonies, exhibit materials, and CID [U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command] statements. (Library of Congress Call Number DS557.8.M9 U54 1974 and OCLC Number 1646516 [Volume I only, declassified and released]; OCLC Number 23720589 (Complete collection, comprised of volumes I through IV))

Volume I - The Report of the Investigation
Volume II - Testimony Updated!
Volume III - Exhibits
Volume IV - CID Statements