Category: Vietnam

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Staughton Lynd: Review of “American Reckoning”

This book, with this central theme, could not have appeared at a more appropriate moment. The United States government has initiated a program, planned to extend over several years, to celebrate the Vietnam War

Andy Piascik: Looking Back at the Vietnam War

Discussions of Vietnam are hardly academic exercises; the US is currently on a global rampage and falsifying history is part and parcel of the effort to whip up support for the next war

Seymour Hersh: The Scene of the Crime

A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past

Andy Piascik: Vietnam: Some Real History

Discussions of Vietnam are hardly academic exercises; falsifying history has paved the way to the US-caused deaths of three million Iraqis since the first invasion in 1991, to cite just one of many recent examples

Christian Appy: Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened

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Bruno Jäntti: U.S. Aggression Against Vietnam

The total amount of U.S. bombings during the Vietnam War was more than twice the size of all the bombings in WWII.

Twelve million acres of forest and twenty-five million acres of farmland, at the bare minimum, were destroyed by U.S. saturation bombing. The U.S. also sprayed over 70 million liters of herbicidal agents on Vietnam.

Jeremy Kuzmarov: “Distancing Acts:” Private Mercenaries and the War on Terror in American Foreign Policy

Weiss was one of at least 48,000 corporate soldiers working in Iraq for more than 170 private military companies (PMCs), with another 30,000 to 100,000 serving in Afghanistan

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Danny Schechter: Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To?

It’s been nearly 40 years since what the American media called “The Fall of Saigon” and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington

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Bruno Jäntti: No Apologies: U.S. Aggression Against Vietnam

What does the general picture on U.S. aggression look like?

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Celebrating the Life of Peace Hero Fred Branfman

The noted peace activist Fred Branfman passed away on September 24 after suffering the effects of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). In 2002, while researching the history of the Vietnam War, I came across Fred’s Voices from the Plain of Jars…

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