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Did America Commit War Crimes in Vietnam?

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, center, participating in a tribunal that determined the United States had violated human rights and international law in Vietnam. “On Dec. 1, 1967, the last day of the International War Crimes Tribunal’s second session, … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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The Best and the Brightest – David Halberstam (1972)

“The Best and the Brightest, Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam’s latest, most important and impressive book, sets out to discover why America got involved in the worst and messiest war in our history. ‘What was it about the men, their … Continue reading

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Dispatches – Michael Herr

“Despite every other kind of progress, humanity still lives and dies in conditions of either war or peace, a truth reflected in our literature. There is still a place for a great war book such as Dispatches. Like its precursors, … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 – New-York Historical Society

“The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an … Continue reading

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The War of Leaks

Lyndon Johnson with Dean Rusk at the White House in 1967. “Leaks have been in the news a lot lately, but unauthorized disclosures of secret information have long been a staple of Washington politics and journalism — including during the … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Suffering and sickness in the endless wake of Agent Orange

Heather Bowser’s father Bill Morris was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Heather was born with several birth defects. “Vietnam and the United States have a common enemy. Its name is Agent Orange. From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military … Continue reading

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