Vietnam Full Disclosure


Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience."

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Ever since the Viet Nam war, the POW/MIA flag has been a powerful symbol. In the feature photo, U.S. Airmen carry a...

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

"The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion ... that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways."

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

"The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will...coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders."

Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Tens of thousands of active duty GIs opposed America’s war in Vietnam, marching, signing petitions, writing underground newspapers for their fellow soldiers, and refusing to fight, often at great personal sacrifice.

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

“When it comes to starting wars, we don’t even bother to change the script anymore.” By Matt Taibbi, published by RollingStone, June 20, 2019 Here we go again. Iran has not only shot down an American spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, but refuses to feel...

Agent Orange barrels found in Oregon Lake

Agent Orange barrels found in Oregon Lake

What the heck?! Agent Orange barrels found at the bottom of Wallowa Lake in Eastern Oregon? The story is ongoing… Last August, recreational divers discovered barrels labeled as containing one of two defoliants — 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T. Combined, the two...

In Vietnam I Found Peace

In Vietnam I Found Peace

This post originally appeared at On July 21, 1954, Vietnam was divided into two sections, the communist North and the capitalist South. The United States responded by sending more and more of its sons to Vietnam, into a war, in which success was...

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 — 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue

    March 15 - September 2
  2. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Boston

    September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  3. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Amherst

    September 23 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Sign up for Updates

“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

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? I was raised by two historians. My father had a Harvard PhD in history and was a history professor, and my mother was ABD (all but dissertation) in history from Johns Hopkins. History was a conversational mainstay at our family dinner...

…thoughts from Suel Jones

“If you hold a real weapon in your hand you will feel its character strongly. It is fearsome. It’s only purpose is death. And its power is not just in the material from which it is made, but also from the intention of its makers. It is regrettable that...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014...