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Chris Hedges: Vietnam War, Like the Later Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Was ‘One Long Atrocity’ (Video)

Hedges and Nick Turse, author of “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam,” discuss how American wars of occupation are “primarily about murder.”

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Reliving Agent Orange, Rethinking the Cost of War

What if casualties don’t end on the battlefield but extend to future generations? Our reporting this year suggests the government may not want to know the answer.

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 READ MORE



After Cancer Diagnosis, Vet Refutes Government’s Agent Orange Expert—and Wins

Phil Cacioppo challenged the government’s findings on the chemical used extensively during the Vietnam War after the Veterans Administration rejected his claim for benefits. Six years later, the former Air Force radio repairman emerged the rare victor.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE



Ailing Vietnam Vets Hunt Through Ships’ Logs to Prove They Should Get Benefits

Neither the Navy nor the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a comprehensive list of which ships went where during the Vietnam War. As a result, veterans themselves often have to prove their ships served in areas where Agent Orange was sprayed.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Truthdig Poetry of 2015

Here are the 10 poems that readers liked best from our very own original political poetry series, inaugurated this year.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE



40 Years On, the Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

A Vietnamese delegation is in the U.S. to support a bill that would help remedy this humanitarian crisis, which inflicts suffering on both the old and the newly born. The U.S. has a moral obligation to make this bill law.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the U.S.

Besides being criminal, the United States’ use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its poisoning of Vietnam and Okinawa with Agent Orange are a shameful legacy. The denial and cover-up of each of these crimes add U.S. insult to injury.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE



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U.S. Starts Cleanup of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Almost 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the United States has established a cleanup program to address the effects of toxic chemicals used during the conflict that continue to afflict the Vietnamese people with cancers, birth defects and other diseases.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Agent Orange and Our Legacy of Chemical Warfare

This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about Agent Orange and the continuing devastation from America’s chemical warfare; the Justice Department’s recent move to hold big banks accountable; the efforts of a pioneering Spanish broadcaster; and the economic outlook on jobs.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 READ MORE


Agent Orange and Our Legacy of Chemical Warfare

This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about Agent Orange and the continuing devastation from America’s chemical warfare; the Justice Department’s recent move to hold big banks accountable; the efforts of a pioneering Spanish broadcaster; and the economic outlook on jobs.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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USDA May Let Monsanto Test Own Crops

Monsanto, a giant in the genetically modified food business, may be granted a privilege that any corporation would envy: regulating its own products.

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 READ MORE


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Depleted Uranium to Blame for Iraq’s Cancer Problem?

Is it just a coincidence that an unusually large number of American troops and Iraqi civilians are suffering from what appears to be a cancer epidemic? Iraq’s environment minister and a growing number of victims, scientists and even politicians say the widespread use of depleted uranium in U.S. munitions is to blame.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007 READ MORE


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