From London daily The Morning Star:
(Wednesday 22 March 2006)
VIETNAM INC by Philip Jones Griffiths (Phaidon, £19.95)
Bush may be stupid but he or, at least, his managers learned one thing from the American war – that is the conflict that the West calls the Vietnam war.
He learned to keep journalists under control and photographers embedded in the physical bunkers and ideological mindset of their military minders.
Oddly enough, it is the GI and “squaddy” fingers on the digital shutter release that have provided the most compelling contemporary pictures of the degradation which imperialist war visits on an invaded people and which it, in turn, visits on the invading armies.
In years to come, thousands of British families will have to face the fact that Britain’s participation in these latest wars and occupations has tainted their sons and daughters with the moral complicity that inevitably pollutes an imperialist nation on the warpath.
Vietnam war: US nuclear plans: here.
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- Remains identified for Baton Rouge soldier KIA during Vietnam War (wafb.com)