Interview with Cyrus Vance
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

And what stage were the guard when you came in and did you change that?

CYRUS VANCE:

All over the place.

INTERVIEWER:

Meaning the guard was--

CYRUS VANCE:

Well the, the guard had been operating during this very difficult night and during the daytime they did not have bare bayonets or that kind of thing. But they had been firing, ah, ah, a lot during the night. And, ah, it was somewhat of a mess. And therefore it was necessary to put some discipline into the situation by having a clear set of rules to be applied by the, ah, commanding officer of the various units. So that, ah, you would be applying no more force than was required to get the job done with the basic objective being, get the job done with a minimum force.