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The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam -- which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon's current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

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This Week in History: 1966

March 23 “Credibility gap” is first used in association with the Vietnam War by David Wise in the NewYork Herald Tribune to describe the implausibility of US government reports on the war.

March 25 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Arthur Goldberg receives an honorary degree from UC Berkeley. Goldberg delivers a defense of the Johnson administration’s Vietnam policies. The crowd –around 14,000–is full of anti-war placards bearing slogans such as “Arthur Goldberg, Doctor of War.” After the ceremonies, about half the audience moves to Harmon Gymnasium where Goldberg has agreed to discuss the issues with the Faculty Peace Committee. A vote is called for a show of approval or disapproval of the Administration’s handling of the war. About 100 vote for approval; 7,000 stand for disapproval.

Mach 25-26 Second International Days of Protest: Anti-war protests are held in New York (20,000+ participants), Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston , Oklahoma City and San Francisco and around the world (in Ottawa, London, Oslo, Stockholm, Lyon, Rome, and Tokyo, as well as in Australia and New Zealand). The New York City, Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee, (the “Parade Committee”), a key organizing coalition (of some 150+ groups) which organized the NYC demonstration and called for “Immediate Withdrawal” of US troops from Vietnam.

March 28 25th Infantry Division deploys to Vietnam for operations in III Corps.

March 31 David Paul O’Brien and three companions burned their draft cards on the steps of the South Boston Courthouse, to demonstrate their unwillingness to take part in a war they considered immoral and illegal. Within seconds, a mob of hecklers assaulted and spat on the men and their small entourage of supporters and broke up the demonstration. The case was tried by the Supreme Court as United States v. O’Brien; his sentence of 6 years imprisonment was upheld..

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