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Author Nelson, Deborah, 1962-
Title The war behind me : Vietnam veterans confront the truth about U.S. war crimes / Deborah Nelson
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2008

Adelphi Rensselaer SLU USMA
Colgate Siena Union Vassar

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Adelphi No Local Holdings      
Colgate CASE Main     1 copy in process
Rensselaer Folsom Book Stacks   DS559.2 .N45 2008 AVAILABLE
Siena SECOND FLOOR   DS559.2 .N45 2008 AVAILABLE
SLU ODY Browsing Collection   DS559.2 .N45 2008 AVAILABLE
Union Stacks     1 copy ordered on 01-08-2009
Vassar Main   DS559.2 .N45 2008 AVAILABLE

Descript vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents What was right then -- Sticks and phones -- A My Lai a month -- Body count -- Drowning with cases -- The war behind them
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-208) and index
Summary In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn't prove or didn't investigate. The archive has letters of complaint to generals and congressmen, as well as reports of Army interviews with hundreds of men who served. Far from being limited to a few bad actors or rogue units, atrocities occurred in every Army division that saw combat. Torture was routine; so was the random killing of farmers, women and children. In most cases, no one was prosecuted. Here, Nelson goes beyond the documents and talks with many of those involved, both accusers and accused, to uncover their stories and learn how they deal with one of the most awful secrets of the Vietnam War
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Atrocities
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States
War crimes -- Vietnam
ISBN/ISSN 0465005276

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