The United States Has Entered a Frightening Weimar Era

The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.

Our “Anti-Warriors Chronology of the American War in Vietnam” updated

Complete with multiple perspectives, including that of the Vietnamese resistance, the anti war movement, and US servicemembers.

Why It Still Matters: The American War in Vietnam in the Age of Trump

In some ways Trumpism is an original right wing amalgam of competing narratives. By Howard Machtinger. Repost from 2017.

Now It Can Be Told: How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for an interview. His account would not be published while he was alive.

Vietnam’s Shadow Over Abu Ghraib by Michael Uhl

President Trump pardoned four employees of the Blackwater mercenary corporation who were convicted of war crimes—three...

Nixon’s Leniency After My Lai Hurt Veterans. Trump’s May, Too.

Revisiting My Lai pardons in the wake of Trump’s clemency for four Blackwater mercenaries convicted of war crimes.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

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Should We Have War Crime Trials?

Should We Have War Crime Trials?

Do you have to be Hitlerian to be a war criminal? Or can you qualify as well‐intentioned President of the United States? By Neil Sheehan

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 — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. 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.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

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“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War


Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his government was willing to spend $63 million on a series of commemorations of the American War in Viet Nam stretching over a decade, we in Veterans...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

A second edition of LETTERS TO THE WALL is now available at a 30% discount price. This edition includes two added features — an authors’ index and a reference index for names on The Wall that letter writers addressed. This book is made up of 187 or so letters written...