On August 4, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson admitted there was no US losses in the Gulf of Tonkin incident in a televised speech that was also published in leading newspapers the following day. This speech is now hidden in history. The speech and the information of “no losses” is in direct contradiction with presentations of that information as “declassified” since 1995 in the Robert McNamara book and film productions and by the National Security Agency. The information was never classified. It was known all along. And this is how it was known.Finding the Gulf of Tonkin: an exposé of disinformation; reading the Pentagon Papers; the content and the cover-up of that content; screenshots of search engine lists to witness fraud by the United States government.
Reflections on the My Lai Memorial Exhibit and the American War in Vietnam or How to Get Away with Murder
Not looking backward therefore shapes how we look forward. Let us begin by examining how the American establishment has failed to come to terms with the meaning of the American war in Vietnam by a calculated process of reframing which has served to distort the reality of that war.
On October 20, 1967 I stood on the steps of the Justice Department and returned my draft card to then US Attorney General Ramsey Clark. … If it took going to jail as a way of serving my country then I was prepared to go.
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...
“There was a lot of guilt that I didn’t have the courage to stand up on the day that we killed those people,” explains Paul Cox. “But I decided I’m not gonna be quiet anymore. And I haven’t been quiet since.”
“It wasn’t like I planned to be a resister or a troublemaker or anything of the sort,” explains Randy Rowland, an organizer of the “Presidio 27 Mutiny.”
In April 1968, students at Columbia University occupied five campus buildings and for one week brought that prestigious institution to its knees. Fighting both the Vietnam War and university racism, the Columbia Revolt riveted the nation and changed everything. Could it happen today?
This post originally appeared at the nytimes.com. Photo Credit: Na Kim By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen is a novelist and contributing opinion writer. LOS ANGELES — What’s your name? Mine is Viet Thanh Nguyen, although I was born in Vietnam as Nguyen...
HÀ GIANG — Residents of Thanh Thuỷ Commune in Vị Xuyên District said they are still occasionally startled by an explosion somewhere in the mountains nearby, a cruel reminder of a bloody border war 40 years ago.
We’re seeking individuals who took a stand of some kind against war in general, or a specific war, while in uniform, or who refused to be drafted.
“I was a coward, not for leaving the war, but for having been a part of it in the first place. I failed to fulfill my moral duty as a human being, and instead I chose to fulfill my duty as a soldier…. I am confined to a prison, but I feel, today more than ever,...