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Praise for ‘The Post’ is Stinging the ‘Times’

Social loves a good story about political misdeeds, and few scoops hit harder than the Pentagon Papers, a massive 1971 leak that alleged President Lyndon B. Johnson lied to the American people about the Vietnam War. The post Praise for ‘The Post’ is Stinging the ‘Times’ appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Paul Booth, labor leader and antiwar activist, dies at 74

He was 21 when he organized a 1965 demonstration against the Vietnam War.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, January 2018 Issue

Commentary on climate change, the pros and cons of PBS's The Vietnam War, and more letters to the editor from the January 1, 2018 issue of Library Journal.

A Year After the Women’s March, “We Haven’t Stopped”

Janet Habib had always considered herself a “quiet activist.” A retired teacher in Mobile, Alabama, she had protested the Vietnam War in college, volunteered with Amnesty International for many years, and long kept up with political issues. But she had never worked on a political campaign—until last year, when she supported Doug Jones’s run for Senate.  At 71, Habib […]

“More than Self” looks at the Vietnam War through the eyes of Atlantans who lived it

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The war occurred half a lifetime ago,” wrote Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien, “and yet, the remembering makes it now. And sometimes remembering will lead to a story which makes it forever.” Between 1964 and 1975, nearly 3.5 million men and women served in the United States armed forces in Southeast Asia. More Than Self: Living...

Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency

How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.  

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: How America Could Have Won the Vietnam War?

Steve Weintz Security, No way. Here's why.  The Tet Offensive in 1968 demonstrated what Communist resolve and capacity could achieve with conventional forces. Had nuclear weapons been introduced into the conflict by both sides, the United States would have faced the JASONs’ worst-case scenario. Show More Summary

Edward Lansdale and America’s Vietnam Demons

A new book explores a legendary advisor who may have had the secret to success in Vietnam — and in winning today’s forever war.

Chuck Hagel and leadership

Former Senator Chuck Hagel, who also served as the Defense Secretary during the Obama Administration, and as a squad leader in the Vietnam War came out of hiding today to criticize the current Presidential administration on the subject of leadership. He told the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal-Star; “Globally, you see the same political dysfunction in virtually […]

Ron Paul: "Who Killed Martin Luther King... And Why?"

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s own closest advisors begged him to avoid focusing on the Vietnam war. It will alienate President Johnson, who is doing so much for the civil rights movement at home, they argued. As Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King also believed…

Via Alternet: 4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought The slain civil rights leader was a critic of capitalism, the Vietnam War, and championed reproductive rights. By Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress January 20, 2014, 7:32 AM GMT Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who […]

The Vietnam War

I watched the ten-part series on “The Vietnam War” (TVW) made available on SBS online. This is a powerful series on this almost grotesque tragedy that influenced my own thinking greatly as a young man. I opposed the American run war and Australia’s participation in it during my final high school years and most of [...]

How the Tet Offensive Undermined American Faith in Government

Fifty years ago, the January 1968 battle laid bare the way U.S. leaders had misled the public about the war in Vietnam.

MLK: Why I Cannot Be Silent

Click here for reuse options! As we face possible military escalation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, King's speech against the Vietnam war is more relevant than ever. Ed. Note:Obama's inauguration is a mighty opportunity for creating a fairer and more just society. Show More Summary

4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought

The slain civil rights leader was a critic of capitalism, the Vietnam War, and championed reproductive rights. Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who preached a peaceful fight against racial injustice. Show More Summary

Veterans who learn Transcendental Meditation find relief from PTSD, new study shows

Veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, according to a new study published in Military Medicine.

Was Vietnam winnable? A new book suggests yes and offers advice for the war in Afghanistan.

Max Boot, a highly regarded military historian and foreign-policy analyst who is also a fierce critic of President Trump, is out with a new book: “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.” Lansdale (whose name is mentioned as Daniel Ellsberg’s boss in the opening scene of “The Post”) was a […]

"Madison Mayor Paul Soglin jostled his way Wednesday into the crowded Democratic primary for governor..."

"... prompting immediate debate with Republican Scott Walker about the liberal legacy of Wisconsin's capital and its longtime leader," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.A Vietnam War protester who sometimes governed as mayor barefoot,...Show More Summary

Anna Mae Hays, nurse who became U.S. military’s first female general, dies at 97

She expanded opportunities for women in the military and helped grow the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War.

Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

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