Vietnam Full Disclosure


Podcast: “It was a bit crazy.” Andy Berman on enlisting to stop the war

"We were holding demonstrations, and sometimes the demonstrations became very militant. Yet, the war kept on going."

Protest Messages on Bombs

This post originally appeared at David Cooley enlisted in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and found...

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

At age 30, Nguyen Thi Thuy has started in a job that everyone in Vietnam believed that only men could do. This mother of one daughter now leads an all-female clearance team of 16 members for clearing cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war contaminated land in Quang Tri Province.

Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga on April 16 presented the Friendship Order, a notable distinction of the Vietnamese State, to Executive Director of the War Legacies Project (WLP) Susan Marie Hammond.

Patrick Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

When I became a senator for Vermont in 1975, one of the first votes I cast was for a law to stop funding the war in Vietnam. That law passed by one vote.... Words cannot adequately describe the magnitude of the catastrophe of that war for the people of both countries. 

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Protest Messages on Bombs

Protest Messages on Bombs

This post originally appeared at David Cooley enlisted in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and found himself having a direct role in supplying bombs for aircraft carriers. He was in country in 1972, one year after the release of the Pentagon Papers,...

veterans for peace logoThe 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.

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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    May 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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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

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

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

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...

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...

FINALLY A VOICE: The Birth of the VVA

An inspiring new film about Vietnam veterans coming together to heal the wounds of war. About the Film A decade after the last American troops left South Vietnam, veterans of that divisive and brutal war were still not receiving the care and benefits they had earned....

Chickenhawk Hall of Shame

This originally appeared at The New Hampshire Gazette. Chickenhawk Hall of Shame When an American male (or an especially belligerent female) makes the challenging transition from late adolescence into early adulthood, he is faced with many decisions. One certain,...