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David Kaiser writes: "Faced with a possible bad alternative, we have to ask whether actions that the United States can take will make things better or worse. The American attempt to save South Vietnam killed 59,000 Americans, an estimated one million Vietnamese civilian casualties..." I am not that familiar with Vietnam, so perhaps Professor Kaiser can cite some primary source for the 1 million civilians killed by American troops. Also, how many were killed by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese? John C. Zimmerman University of Nevada Las Vegas