Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

From Vietnam to Iraq

Day One -- Monday, July 26, 2004 Evening Session 1800-whenever (Click to see video) (Click here to see transcript) [Suggestion: you might want to listen to the Video while reading the transcript. To do this, open the Video which will take you toWindows Media Player and then minimize it and open the transcript.]

5.   From Vietnam to Iraq -- How does Vietnam factor in the perceptions of today’s soldiers, military institutions, their missions and their enemies? Call in discussion with/from active duty soldiers [proposed].

Speaker/Moderator: Steve Sherman

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Articles of Interest:

From Vietnam to Iraq (check source/title)
U.S. must not abandon Iraq as it did South Vietnam by Quang X. Pham
Military Fears Loss of Public Trust (News of the Force)
The Real Story of Fallujah by Robert D. Kaplan, May 27, 2004; The Wall Street Journal

Suggested Reading:

00:19:57 A Memoir by David Frank Stafford, Merlin Publishing, Chelmsford MA, 2002


"In Vietnam we tried and failed in a just cause. No More Vietnams can mean we will not try again. It should mean we will not fail again." --- Richard Nixon, No More Vietnams