"Come on in... Stand at ease. Want a cigarette?"

"No, thank you sir."

"Captain, have you ever seen this gentleman before?
""Met the general or myself?"

"""""""""""""No, sir. Not personally."
"You have worked a lot on your own, haven't you captain?"

"Yes, sir. I have."

"Your report specify intelligence, counter-intelligence,
with ComSec I Corps."

"I'm not presently disposed to discuss these operations, sir.""""""""""""""""""""Did you not work for the CIA in I Corps?"

""No sir."

"""""""""""""""""Did you not assasinate a government tax collector
""""""""""""""in Quang Tri province, June 19th, 1968? "Captain?"
"Sir, I am unaware of any such activity or operation...
""nor would I be disposed to discuss such an operation,
""""""""""""""""if it did in fact exist, sir."
"""""I thought we'd have a bite of lunch while we talk.
""""""""""""""I hope you brought a good appetite with you.
"""""""You have a bad hand there, are you wounded?""A little fishing accident on R&R, sir."

"Fishing on R&R... But you're feeling fit, ready for duty?"

"Yes, general. Very much so sir."

"Let's see what we have here... roast beef... usually is not bad. Try some Jerry, and pass it around. Captain, I don't know how you feel about this shrimp, but if you'll eat it, you never have
to prove your courage in any other way.""Captain, you heard of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz?"

"Yes, sir, I've heard the name."

"Operations officer, 5th Special Forces."
"""""Luke, would you play that tape for the captain, please?"

"""""""""""This was monitored out of Cambodia.
""""""""""""""""It has been verified as colonel Kurtz's voice."

"Walt Kurtz was one of the most outstanding officers
this country has ever produced. He was brilliant and outstanding
in every way. And he was a good man too. Humanitarian man,
man of wit, of humor.
.He joined the Special Forces. After that, his ideas, methods,
""have become unsound... "Unsound."
""""""Now he's crossed to Cambodia with his Montagnard army,
"""""""""who worship the man like a god, and follow every order
""""""""""""""""""""""""however ridiculous."""""""Well, I have some other shocking news to tell you:
"""""""Colonel Kurtz was about to be arrested for murder."aaaaaaaaa""""aaaaaaaaa"I don't follow sir. Murdered who?"""Kurtz had ordered executions of some Vietnamese intelligence """""agents. Men he believed were double agents.
"""""""""""""""So he took matters into his own hands."
aaa"Well, you see Willard... In this war, things get confused
""""""aaaaaout there. Power, ideals, the old morality
aa""""""aaaaaaaaaand practical military necessity..."Because there's a conflict in every human heart between
"the rational and the irrational, between good and evil.
""""""The good does not always triumph.

"Every man has got a breaking point. You and I have. Walter Kurtz "has reached his. And very obviously, he has gone insane."
""Your mission is to proceed up the Nung river in a Navy patrol "boat. Pick up Colonel Kurtz's path at Nu Mung Ba, follow it,
"""""""learn what you can along the way.When you find the Colonel, infiltrate his team by whatever means
available and... "terminate the Colonel's command."
"""He's out there operating without any decent restraint.
""Totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.
""""""And he is still in the field commanding his troops."
"You understand Captain... "that this mission does not exist.
"""""""Nor will it ever exist."