- “American culture has never fully come to grips with Vietnam,” Turse tells Bill, referring to “hidden and forbidden histories that just haven’t been fully engaged.”
- Excerpt: Kill Anything That Moves ~ Nick Turse
- Have we really learned the lessons of Vietnam?
Bill Moyers, Moyers & company
Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader Mary McNellis for this contribution
February 8, 2013 | Journalist Nick Turse describes his personal mission to compile a complete and compelling account of the Vietnam War’s horror as experienced by all sides, including innocent civilians who were sucked into its violent vortex.
Turse, who devoted 12 years to tracking down the true story of Vietnam, unlocked secret troves of documents, interviewed officials and veterans — including many accused of war atrocities — and traveled throughout the Vietnamese countryside talking with eyewitnesses to create his book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.
Excerpt: Kill Anything That Moves ~ Nick Turse, Bill Moyers, Moyers & company
February 8, 2013 | Read the introduction from Nick Turse’s book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.
On January 21, 1971, a Vietnam veteran named Charles McDuff wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon to voice his disgust with the American war in Southeast Asia. McDuff had witnessed multiple cases of Vietnamese civilians being abused and killed by American soldiers and their allies, and he had found the U.S. military justice system to be woefully ineffective in punishing wrongdoers. “Maybe your advisors have not clued you in,” he told the president, “but the atrocities that were committed in Mylai are eclipsed by similar American actions throughout the country.” His three-page handwritten missive concluded with an impassioned plea to Nixon to end American participation in the war.
Have we really learned the lessons of Vietnam?, Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch / Salon
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