THE VETERAN is the newspaper of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. In 1971 and 1972 it was published as 1st Casualty. From 1973 to 1975, it was published as Winter Soldier. In 1975, it became THE VETERAN.
THE VETERAN was the first voice of Vietnam veterans in America, and has consistently addressed issues of peace and justice. Original articles on Post Traumatic Stress and Agent Orange have appeared since its first year of publication.
THE VETERAN still continues publication two times a year. Articles from recent issues are available below.
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From God, Country, and Heroes Like Chris Kyle by R. G. Cantalupo:
I don't like heroes who are self-righteous and justify killing people with abstractions like God-Is-On-Our-Side, the American Flag, and fanatical Patriotism. So when I saw and read "The American Sniper," it brought home my differences as a Vietnam Veteran, a VVAW member, and a survivor of PTSD. And since I am in the middle of finishing my own memoir, "The Light Where Shadows End," I realized how diametrically opposed I am to what the book and movie perpetuates, and the very real dangers of the Chris Kyle world view.
Here is an excerpt from my memoir, offered as contrast and counterpoint to the justification of the mentality that the only good hajji is a dead hajji and the dangerous pro-war attitude it perpetuates.
Excerpt from "The Light Where Shadows End"
"You gotta love this war." Spike said, panning his M-60 on a water buffalo lumbering through the elephant grass.
"You really get off on this shit, don't you Spike?"
"It is what it is... Read More
In This Issue:
- 50th Anniversary Commemoration vs. the Truth by John Ketwig
- A Tragic Anniversary: Reflections on Iraq, Activism, and Commitment by Vincent Emanuele
- RIP Dave Curry by VVAW
- From the National Office by Bill Branson
- Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
- A Tale of Two Veterans' Day Events by Meg Miner
- Basic Training for Our Mideast Policy (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
- 1965: A Sailor Recalls the First Year of the "American War" by Joe Miller
- Worth Fighting For by Aaron Davis (reviewer)
- They Still Suffer: The Children of Iraq by Jennifer Cole
- Praying at the Altar (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
- One Monk's Journey by Jack Klein
- American Reckoning by Daniel C. Lavery (reviewer)
- 1975 VVAW Demo at the VA (photos) by VVAW
- Myth and Memory by Kim Scipes (reviewer)
- War Is Not A Game by Gerald R. Gioglio (reviewer)
- Exploiting Korean War POWS by Ben Chitty (reviewer)
- Oxy, The Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
- Myths, War Stories, and Adventures in Fred Rivera's "Raw Man" by R. G. Cantalupo (reviewer)
- Saying No To War by Bill Galvin
- Celebrate IVAW's History by Aaron Hughes
- The Forgotten Warriors by Dennis McBride
- Hearts Afire (poem) by Marc Levy
- Rain, Rain, Rain (poem) by Paul Cameron
- Holotrophic Village (poem) by Tomas Jose Juan Ascindro Giron
- The Greatest Generation? (poem) by Francis A. Boyle
- You Can Tell (poem) by Marcy Levy
- No Parades (poem) by Barry L. Reece
- Social Networking (poem) by Dayl Wise
- The Science of Absolution (Atonement) Dedicate to Michael (poem) by Gregory Ross
- Lost World by Dennis Ray Sutton
- Song of the Badlands (poem) by Bob McGlynn
- Veterans Mediation by Sharon Tracy
- Dewey Canyon IV Photos by VVAW
- Blood Chit by Jim Schmidt (reviewer)
- Secretary Swiftboat-Heinz (poem) by Bill Wisniewski
- First Friday: Incoming by Gregory Ross
- The Ex-Brothers of SAE (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
- Indian Winter by Tomas Jose Juan Ascindro Giron
- Veterans Day 2014 by Bill Johnston
- God, Country, and Heroes Like Chris Kyle by R. G. Cantalupo
- Portrait of the Musician As Forever Moonlight by Michael Burke (reviewer)
- Fix VA Care by Thomas Manthe
- Letter to the Editor by G.I. Joe
- Winter Truce (photo) by VVAW
- Spitting Mad by Fred Samia
- Letter to the Editor by Thomas F. Barton
- Medic in the Green Time by Marc Levy
- RECOLLECTIONS: Spring of '72 by John Crandell
- VVAW July 4 Demo in Washington DC by VVAW
- Lieutenant Cotton (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
- From the Archives (photos) by VVAW