In January the Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins hearings questioning the legality of the U.S. military operations in Vietnam. Elements of the media begin to refer to a “credibility gap” between the administration's statements and the public's willingness to believe them. By the end of the year General Westmoreland commands over 1 million troops in Vietnam, including 385,300. U.S. servicemen. Over 5,000 U.S. troops are killed in this year, and 30,000 wounded.