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Add to controversy?
I think there is a lot to fault the media for in the Vietnam War. But I was surprised to see this in the oral history* that Gen. Paul Harkins, Gen. Westmoreland's predecessor in Vietnam, gave to the LBJ Library: "Halberstam was a Jew, and he didn't like Diem." (Part 1, p. 26) The implication was that Halberstam was driven by an anti-Catholic bias. Novel theory of why we lost the Vietnam War, to say the least.
- oral history link 
- Having searched for "Jew" in the PDF, I think the controversy lies in Ricks mind, not Harkins.