by Susan Lamont (from Apr/May2014 Peace Press)
In 2012, the United States government began a thirteen-year-long 50th anniversary remembrance of the Vietnam War.
“It was January , in Saigon. Our Army pilots strapped on their helmets and boarded their helicopters. They lifted off.....It was a single raid against an enemy stronghold just a few miles into the jungle -- but it was one of America’s first major operations in that faraway land.” Nowhere in the ensuing narrative from the White House is there an explanation for that “first major operation.”