day,. 427 Jerry Lembke, The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (New York: New York University Press, 1998). This was necessary, he continued, in order to protect our men who are in Vietnam and to guarantee the continued success of our withdrawal and Vietnamization program. . The mainstream media was generally critical of antiwar demonstrations during the first years of the war and any particular element radical speakers, Viet Cong flags, long-haired men, countercultural paraphernalia, and perceived disruptive behavior (including civil disobedience sit-ins) served as a catalyst to discredit the demonstrators and. The Government will gain the enmity of the people whose crops are destroyed and whose wives and children will either have to stay in place and suffer hunger or become homeless refugees living on the uncertain bounty of a not-too-efficient government. He judged that an independent, communist-led Vietnam would be like communist-led Yugoslavia, no threat and perhaps an asset to the West. . Ky was born in Hanoi and had been trained as a pilot by the French in Algeria. . General Creighton Abrams, Westmorelands replacement, introduced the concept of clear and hold. . Early in 1963, leaders of the Women Strike for Peace (WSP) declared they had a special responsibility to educate Americans about the dangers and horror of the expanding war in Vietnam. .
Moreover, South Vietnamese officials and military officers could have emigrated to the United States in orderly fashion instead of desperately clinging to the last American helicopters departing Saigon on the eve of the NLF-NVA takeover. 189 In April 2000, Associated Press (AP) writer Paul Alexander reported on a 1989 grave marker in the village of Binh An which read: Deeply carve the hatred against the American aggressors. . Such predictions enticed President Kennedy to believe that the military solution could work in South Vietnam. The General happiness in small things essay Executive Board of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America called the Kent state killings a tragic product of an Administration in Washington which has made escalation of war abroad and repression at home its most distinguishing characteristics. . The United States was convinced that, through seato, it could, to a certain extent, justify any intervention against the spread of communist influence in Indochina. And arvn troops fought an intense, uphill battle (literally) for Hill 937, or Hamburger Hill, near the Laotian border. .