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THE VETERAN

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 Exploiting Korean War POWS by Ben Chitty (reviewer):

Name, Rank and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and AbroadBy Charles S. Young (Oxford University Press, 2014) Every day on my way to work I drive by P.S. 8, my local public elementary school, where the POW-MIA flag flies beneath the US flag. These days it seems more like an ironic celebration of Gitmo than any genuine patriotic sentiment, and surely it's a deceptive symbol to show to children. The use of POWs for propaganda and indoctrination, a.k.a. education, turns out to have some history. Professor Young has done some amazing research and published an extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the Forgotten War, and to the hidden history of our government's political use of prisoners of war in the Cold War. The story of the war itself is briefly told. On June 25, 1950, forces of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed the 38th parallel into the Republic of Korea... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. 50th Anniversary Commemoration vs. the Truth by John Ketwig
  2. A Tragic Anniversary: Reflections on Iraq, Activism, and Commitment by Vincent Emanuele
  3. RIP Dave Curry by VVAW
  4. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  5. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  6. A Tale of Two Veterans' Day Events by Meg Miner
  7. Basic Training for Our Mideast Policy (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  8. 1965: A Sailor Recalls the First Year of the "American War" by Joe Miller
  9. Worth Fighting For by Aaron Davis (reviewer)
  10. They Still Suffer: The Children of Iraq by Jennifer Cole
  11. Praying at the Altar (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  12. One Monk's Journey by Jack Klein
  13. American Reckoning by Daniel C. Lavery (reviewer)
  14. 1975 VVAW Demo at the VA (photos) by VVAW
  15. Myth and Memory by Kim Scipes (reviewer)
  16. War Is Not A Game by Gerald R. Gioglio (reviewer)
  17. Exploiting Korean War POWS by Ben Chitty (reviewer)
  18. Oxy, The Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  19. Myths, War Stories, and Adventures in Fred Rivera's "Raw Man" by R. G. Cantalupo (reviewer)
  20. Saying No To War by Bill Galvin
  21. Celebrate IVAW's History by Aaron Hughes
  22. The Forgotten Warriors by Dennis McBride
  23. Hearts Afire (poem) by Marc Levy
  24. Rain, Rain, Rain (poem) by Paul Cameron
  25. Holotrophic Village (poem) by Tomas Jose Juan Ascindro Giron
  26. The Greatest Generation? (poem) by Francis A. Boyle
  27. You Can Tell (poem) by Marcy Levy
  28. No Parades (poem) by Barry L. Reece
  29. Social Networking (poem) by Dayl Wise
  30. The Science of Absolution (Atonement) Dedicate to Michael (poem) by Gregory Ross
  31. Lost World by Dennis Ray Sutton
  32. Song of the Badlands (poem) by Bob McGlynn
  33. Veterans Mediation by Sharon Tracy
  34. Dewey Canyon IV Photos by VVAW
  35. Blood Chit by Jim Schmidt (reviewer)
  36. Secretary Swiftboat-Heinz (poem) by Bill Wisniewski
  37. First Friday: Incoming by Gregory Ross
  38. The Ex-Brothers of SAE (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  39. Indian Winter by Tomas Jose Juan Ascindro Giron
  40. Veterans Day 2014 by Bill Johnston
  41. God, Country, and Heroes Like Chris Kyle by R. G. Cantalupo
  42. Portrait of the Musician As Forever Moonlight by Michael Burke (reviewer)
  43. Fix VA Care by Thomas Manthe
  44. Letter to the Editor by G.I. Joe
  45. Winter Truce (photo) by VVAW
  46. Spitting Mad by Fred Samia
  47. Letter to the Editor by Thomas F. Barton
  48. Medic in the Green Time by Marc Levy
  49. RECOLLECTIONS: Spring of '72 by John Crandell
  50. VVAW July 4 Demo in Washington DC by VVAW
  51. Lieutenant Cotton (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  52. From the Archives (photos) by VVAW


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