formerly known as Cassius Clay declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to go to war. As with the bombing of North Vietnam in 1965, which had touched off an explosion of interest in peace activities, another Southeast Asian catalyst instigated the most intense period of antiwar protest early in 1968. 147 When the American public was asked about the Vietnam-era Anti-War movement in the 1990s, 39 of the public said the approved while 39 said they disapproved. Urge to Organize or Demonstrate Yes.S. Mueller himself was equally terrified of assuming field command. Sights on the Sixties. You learn who you want on point, and who you dont want anywhere near point. Scarcely Apply (WSJ, Oct 09) Kazai and Diem Analogy (2 Dec 09) Getting Vietnam Analogy Right (Oct 09) Analogies for War: Afghanistan Vietnam (Oct 09) What Would Nixon Do (in Afghanistan)? The new leaders became increasingly strident, greeting returning soldiers with jeers and taunts, spitting on troops in airports and on public streets. Military officials had previously reported that counter-insurgency in South Vietnam was being prosecuted successfully.
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Michael Blassie: Unknown No More More ( Airman magazine). I dont think he had a hard day at OCS, to be honest. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Muellers days in combat ended with him being lifted out by helicopter in a sling. 98 On March 16, Alice Herz, an 82-year-old pacifist, set herself on fire in the first known act of self-immolation to protest the Vietnam War. On July 31, The New York Times published the results of a Gallup poll showing that 53 of the respondents approved of Nixon's i want to write a book review handling of the war, 30 disapproved, and the balance had no opinion. Once you think about itdo it, he told. The Riot Act was read and 51 protestors arrested. When youve been in combat that long, you dont remember names.
During the following 25-years the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history.
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