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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 Blood on Their Tuxes by Peter P. Mahoney:

Shortly after I arrived in New York—having been elected as a National Coordinator for VVAW at the Houston Steering Committee Meeting—on May 8, 1972, President Nixon announced the mining of the North Vietnamese harbors. VVAW denounced the action as the latest escalation in a war that was supposed to be winding down. A press conference was called by several New York City peace groups to announce plans to protest this escalation. I was chosen to be the VVAW spokesman at the press conference, and I announced on national TV that unless the United Nations took the government of the United States into receivership until such time as a government representative of the people could be elected, then in seventy-two hours, VVAW was going to take over the United Nations... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. Putin's War on Ukraine Must Stop by Bill Branson and Joe Miller
  2. VVAW Library Project - Open for Business by VVAW
  3. The Oath I Keep by Meg Miner
  4. Here We Go Again (poem) by Jan Barry
  5. Driving I Remember (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  6. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  7. The Double Standard of War by Fred Samia
  8. Biden's Sanctions on Afghanistan Threaten to Kill More Civilians than Two Decades of War by Mark Weisbrot
  9. Could Ukraine Be About Oil? by Allen Meece
  10. Smedley Darlington Butler: From Consummate Imperialist to Strident Anti-Imperialist by W. D. Ehrhart
  11. Blood on Their Tuxes by Peter P. Mahoney
  12. VVAW Library Project - Completed photos by VVAW
  13. The Last Patrol: 1972 by as told to Richard Stacewicz
  14. The Democratic Convention: 1972 by as told to Richard Stacewicz
  15. The Man in the Uniform (poem) by Woody Powell
  16. The Light at the Tip of the Candle by Michael Orange
  17. Sgt. Johnston 52 Years Later by Bill Johnston
  18. Maggot Days:Here Comes the Sun by Gerald R. Gioglio
  19. Years of a Life: Lessons Learned and Unlearned by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  20. Entering War, Coming Home by Joe Petzel
  21. 50 Years Since 1972: Reflections Back to '68 & Then to War's End! by Ron Bunnell
  22. I Served As A Civilian Advisor During The Vietnam War by Terry Coleman
  23. Russian Diplomacy (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  24. Return to Vietnam by Andy Berman
  25. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  26. What Could I Have Done? What Should I Have Done? by Jim Wohlgemuth
  27. Our Veterans by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  28. The Defoliation of America by John Zutz (reviewer)
  29. Seeking Quan Am by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  30. Before (poem) by David Sandgrund
  31. I Was Wrong (poem) by Michael Nelson
  32. Memories of War Do Not Go Away by Ed White (reviewer)
  33. Eighteen Years Before He Died (poem) by Marc Levy
  34. Voting for War by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  35. Tipping Point: An Inspiring Break From War by rg cantalupo (reviewer)
  36. Just Like Me by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  37. Thich Nhat Hahn, RIP (poem) by Jan Barry
  38. Who You Are Told Is The Enemy (poem) by David Connolly
  39. The People vs. Agent Orange by Paul Nichols (reviewer)
  40. Letter to the Vietnam Memorial Wall by Bill Potvin
  41. Just Like Me by rg cantalupo (reviewer)
  42. Oxy, the Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  43. Remembering Cody Camacho by Jeri Reed
  44. Prisoner of War (poem) by rg cantalupo
  45. Jeff Stone: May 25, 1946 - March 8, 2022 by Jim Smith
  46. Gazpacho Tactics (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  47. In Remembrance and Regret by Art Dorland
  48. Women Vietnam Veterans by Ed White (reviewer)
  49. An Army of One (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  50. Bastion (poem) by Tony Marconi
  51. Russian Money (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  52. The Cost of Loyalty by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  53. The Return by Gary Rafferty
  54. China Beach Surf Club - Part 1 by Joseph Giannini
  55. Annie Bailey Memorial by VVAW
  56. 1969, Vietnam: While Waiting For Nixon's Secret Plan by John Crandell
  57. Trump Attention (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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