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Book Recounts 'Tiger Force' Crimes in Vietnam

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Book Recounts 'Tiger Force' Crimes in Vietnam

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Book Recounts 'Tiger Force' Crimes in Vietnam

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In 1967, a special platoon of U.S. Army soldiers dubbed "Tiger Force" fought in the jungles of Vietnam and spun wildly out of control. Forty years later, two reporters from the Toledo Blade uncovered Tiger Force crimes. Their new book Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War examines the platoon's crimes and why they still matter.

Guests:

Michael Sallah, co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War; investigations editor for The Miami Herald, awarded 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for work on Toledo Blade's Tiger Force series.

Mitch Weiss, co-author of Tiger Force

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