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Naqurah, LebanonNew York
Some progress seen in session on Israeli exit from LebanonIt was GIs vs. CIA analysts in Viet row: Westmoreland
A 1967 dispute over the size of enemy forces in Vietnam pitted soldiers on the scene against CIA analysts in Washington, retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the former American commander in Vietnam, testified Monday. General Westmoreland, in the sixth week of his $120 million libel suit against CBS, told jurors the CIA ''seemed to be obsessed with trying to increase the size of the enemy we were fighting.''
Testimony yesterday centered on the events leading up to a September 1967 conference at Westmoreland's Saigon headquarters, where the figures eventually reported to President Johnson, Congress, and the press were hammered out.