The initial cause for the war was a battle between communist North Vietnam and its southern allies, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its allies, the key ally being the United States. The resulting war would end up spanning across nearly two decades and would be costly both financially and in the number of lives lost. Ina report sent to President John F.
For media contacts or to book speakers, email Media WinterSoldier. During the next three days, more than Vietnam veterans and 16 civilians gave anguished, emotional testimony describing hundreds of atrocities against innocent civilians in South Vietnam, including rape, arson, torture, murder, and the shelling or napalming of entire villages.
The witnesses stated that these acts were being committed casually and routinely, under orders, as a matter of policy.
At its height, spokesman John Kerry went before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to accuse the United States military of committing massive numbers of war crimes in Vietnam.
The appearance launched Kerry's political career.
The charges he made shocked and sickened a nation, changed the course of a war and stained the reputation of the American military for decades. But the mass murder of civilians was never American policy in Vietnam.
War crimes were the exception, not the rule. And the Winter Soldier tribunal itself -- which John Kerry had helped moderate -- turned out to be "packed with pretenders and liars. Mostly stonewalling, backtracking, and statements that failed to support the VVAW's claims Jerome Corsi and Scott Swett.
In the smash best-seller Unfit for CommandJohn O'Neill presents eyewitness accounts from Kerry's fellow Swift sailors that demolish his tales of combat heroism, while Dr. Jerry Corsi draws on the WinterSoldier.
The Viet Nam News also remembers Kerry in this propaganda article featuring his claim that war crimes were American policy in Vietnam. If you packed a lunch, consider taking a crack at the entire page transcript of John Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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Our newest topics are:The Winter Soldier InvestigationOn January 31, , members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) met in a Detroit hotel to discuss war crimes they claimed to have participated in or witnessed during their combat tours in Vietnam.
Flags of the Cold War Era. During World War II, the Allies cooperated despite mutual distrust and conflicting ideologies, but after the war ended things fell apart.
The goal of Sudoku is to fill in a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, row, and 3×3 section contain the numbers between 1 to 9. At the beginning of the game, .
The antiwar movement against Vietnam in the US from was the most significant movement of its kind in the nation's history. After evaluating different social theories such as: Functionalism, Conflict and Interactionism, I have decided to classify the Anti-War movement during the Vietnam War as a Conflict Theory.
- Anti-War Movement During the Vietnam War As the Vietnam war heavily covered by the media, the devastating images were broadcasted across the globe.
People were able to watch the war from their armchair and many American people were disgraced by the images of children dying and innocent people being shot dead in villages. - An anti-war poem inspired by the events of the Vietnam War, Homecoming inspires us to think about the victims of the war: not only the soldiers who suffered but also the mortuary workers tagging the bodies and the families of those who died in the fighting.