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.”
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
November William E. Colby replaces Robert Komer as head of CORDS (Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support) – the group responsible for the Phoenix Program (see July 1 entry).
November 5 Richard Nixon narrowly defeats Hubert Humphrey for the US Presidency.
November 27 President-elect Nixon brings on Harvard professor Henry Kissinger as his National Security Advisor.
Take The Pledge
Please join us and TAKE THE PLEDGE: "I’m with Full Disclosure. I oppose the Pentagon campaign to re-write the history of the Vietnam War."