The Vietnam War mobilized former soldiers to speak out against the war, both in terms how the war was fought and why the war was fought. Many soldiers returned from the war deeply critical of the United States’ goals and tactics. After reading your text write a discussion about the Anti-War Movement, particularly Vietnam Vets Against the War, and the obligation of the United States to those soldiers. You might considered the following questions, but you are not limited to them: Why were protests by veterans more effective than student protests? Do you think the anti-war was more or less active due to participation by soldiers? Why do these types of anti-war meetings and organizations rarely happen today? What responsibility does the US have to Vietnam due to Agent Orange? Do Americans have an obligation to soldiers once they’ve left the service?
To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:
- Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
- In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you.