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The Scariest Thing About The Vietnam War Is Something Nobody Talks About

The war had gore galore and rage to spare as napalm and incendiary policies scorched physical and political landscapes. South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem and JFK were shot dead three weeks apart in 1963. In August 1965, America had its "first major battle" in Vietnam, and domestic discontent over racial discrimination exploded during the Watts Riots. In 1968 the bloodiest phase of the war began, and Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were killed. As Americans were rocked...

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The Scariest Thing About The Vietnam War Is Something Nobody Talks About

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    Messed Up Things From The Vietnam War

    Messed Up Things From The Vietnam War

    The war had gore galore and rage to spare as napalm and incendiary policies scorched physical and political landscapes. South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem and JFK were shot dead three weeks apart in 1963. In August 1965, America had its "first major battle" in Vietnam, and domestic discontent over racial discrimination exploded during the Watts Riots. In 1968 the bloodiest phase of the war began, and Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were killed. As Americans were rocked by tectonic social shifts, the war's many faults shook their collective conscience. And as the Vietnam War's countless cruelties came to light, many came to see it as a tragic travesty.

    What Life Was Like As A Soldier In The Vietnam War

    What Life Was Like As A Soldier In The Vietnam War

    "War is hell" declares the handwritten slogan on a young GI's helmet in one of many famous photos of the Vietnam War. And after seeing the images of the Vietnam War on television, after seeing the pictures taken by war correspondents, and after hearing accounts of war atrocities, most of the American pubic in the 1960s was inclined to agree. The seemingly endless war, fought by American GIs thousands of miles away, had lost whatever sheen it might have had in 1955, when Americans at the height of the Cold War, committed to the Western ideals of freedom and democracy, were determined to stop the spread of communism in Asia.

    Operation Wandering Soul: The Terrifying Ghost Tapes Of The Vietnam War

    Operation Wandering Soul: The Terrifying Ghost Tapes Of The Vietnam War

    The United States military is not above using psychological warfare. The Army explains that such missions are to share "specific information to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, reasoning, and behavior of foreign governments and citizens," and forms of it include cyber warfare and "advanced communication techniques across all forms of media." One of the key missions of psychological warfare is to deliberately deceive and mislead the enemy.

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