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The Vietnam War

David Meakes July 11, 2018

"If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read - Vietnam," wrote Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 in Where Do We Go From Here?

In 1964, over 57,000 American servicemen and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese were about to die, due to the insidious river of 'Forrestal paranoia’ that had infected the U.S. government's foreign policy decisions . . .

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War — Commentary

David Meakes July 18, 2018

A pre-war commentary- President Johnson said to U.S. National Security advisor, McGeorge Bundy May 1964, (2 months before his election, and a year before his troop build-up in Vietnam). "What is Vietnam to this country? ------- I don't think it is worth fighting for." Yet   in 1965-7 he sent in about a half million ill-fated American soldiers.  Was fear of losing the next el . . .

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    David Meakes is a Canadian-born World War II veteran. He is ninety-five years old and a retired podiatris... read more

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