Year: 1971 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.127, no.7, (1971), p.950-953 SIEC No: 19840338

The author believes that inadequately expressed anger & aggression are largely responsible for atrocities committed by soldiers in Vietnam. He describes the case of a young man who attemped suicide after being involved in an incident like the My Lai massacre. The author concludes that immaturity, personality problems, & frustrated circumstances contributed both to the killing & the subsequent reactions to it. (RM)