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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 Tonkin Gulf Intrusion by Allen Meece:

Tonkin Gulf Intrusion is an excerpt from "The Abel Mutiny" by Allen Meece. "NOW GENERAL QUARTERS! GENERAL QUARTERS! ALL HANDS MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS FOR SURFACE ACTION! THIS IS NOT A DRILL, I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!" There is a bright wash of land only seven miles away on radar and you ask a nearby officer, "What is that?" He looks at the blip and ignores your question. You deduce that it is an officer-level secret and that you're where you shouldn't be, on a menacing warship seven miles from the shore of northern Vietnam. Combat Information Center is manned with an air of competency. The radarman with an Elvis Presley hairstyle is drawing a surrogate battle scene that will be these men's only experience of the attack, unless, that is, one of the enemy dots gets within torpedo range and explodes the ship and this whole room descends below the surface of the Gulf of Tonkin. That could happen but don't think about it or you won't stay calm... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran by Robert Clack
  2. VVAW Visits Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society by Jen Tayabji
  3. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Notes From The Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. Veterans F.O.R./VVAW Emergency Food Card Assistance Project by Jim Murphy
  7. Remember the Children by Susan Schnall
  8. Congress Rejects Veterans Omnibus Bill and Military Sexual Assault Legislation by Robert Clack
  9. Military Justice (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  10. War Really Is A Racket by Michael J. Burke
  11. VVAW Fundraiser by Brian Matarrese
  12. Veterans Organizing Conference, New York City by Susan Schnall
  13. Vets for Equal Rights by Danny Ingram
  14. A Call to Law Down Arms and Recognize Our Common Humanity by Susan Schnall
  15. RIP Bob Riggle by John Lindquist
  16. The Future Is Now by R. G. Cantalupo
  17. They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  18. Full Disclosure: Toward an Honest Commemoration of the American War in Viet Nam by Howard Machtinger
  19. McCain on the Ukraine (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  20. Vietnam Protests, Kent State, and Nixon's Cambodian Invasion 1970 by Daniel C. Lavery
  21. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  22. 1972 Republican Convention (photos) by VVAW
  23. Classic Oxy (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  24. They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in America and Vietnam by Bonnie Caracciolo (reviewer)
  25. Elegy (poem) by Bruce Weigl
  26. We Did What We Could (poem) by R. G. Cantalupo
  27. Protesting the Slaughter of Innocent Civilians by Louis DeBenedette
  28. What If? Could Tonkin Amendment Have Prevented Vietnam Ground War? by Bill Christofferson
  29. Tonkin Gulf: A Realistic Fantasy by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  30. Tonkin Gulf Intrusion by Allen Meece
  31. News of a Lost Friend by Dan New
  32. Disbelief in Government Statements Markedly Increased During Vietnam Era by Gerson Lesser
  33. Catching up with Tico: Prelude to the Tonkin Gulf Incidents by Joe Miller
  34. Serving Your Health After Serving Your Country: How To Stay Healthy As A Military Veteran by Renee Keats
  35. Walking Through Fire by Staughton Lynd (reviewer)
  36. Back From Nam (poem) by Daniel C. Lavery
  37. How I Nearly Won the War by Marc Levy
  38. Jimmy Mack by Richard Wells
  39. USSC Campaign Finance (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  40. Old Soldiers by James Hellvig
  41. Letter to VVAW by Joseph Guastella
  42. Peace by Harold R. Pettus
  43. Senator Feinstein Very Angry at CIA (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  44. Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of US Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up by Aaron Davis (reviewer)
  45. In the Dark by Frank J. Pavlak
  46. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torture by John McNamer
  47. Tommy (poem) by Barry L. Reece
  48. Flowers for An Loc by Jim Willingham
  49. Enough by Harold Pettus
  50. Letter to Editor by Al Donohue
  51. Teenage Nazis (poem) by Dennis Serdel
  52. Blurting Out The Lies (poem) by Mike Hastie
  53. RECOLLECTIONS: Bacsi-Doc by Walt Cronin
  54. George Bush Painting Boarding (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  55. VVAW in the 1980s (photos) by VVAW
  56. Misc. Photos by VVAW


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