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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.
This Month in History: 1968
December Fort Dix – Brass post a regulation prohibiting distribution of any literature at Fort Dix “without the prior approval of the Adjutant General”.
By year’s end, U.S. troop levels reach 495,000 with 30,000 American deaths to date. In 1968, over a thousand per month were killed. Although the U.S. conducted 200 air strikes each day against the “Ho Chi Minh” trail in late 1968, up to 10,000 NVA (or PVAN or VPA) supply trucks are en route at any given time.
Ramsey Clark’s Justice Department is prosecuting 1,500 draft refusal cases.
2016 National Book Award Finalist, Viet Thanh Nguyen:
“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory . . . . Memory is haunted, not just by ghostly others but by the horrors we have done, seen, and condoned, or by the unspeakable things from which we have profited.”
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