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William Childs Westmoreland
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Commanded U.S. Army in Vietnam War
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William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was a United States Army General, who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak (1964–68), during the Tet Offensive. He adopted a strategy of attrition against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army. He later served as U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972.