This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The "Kill Anything That Moves" author on the clandestine commandos who operate in as many as 120 countries Also: An NSA panel says shut it down, a little Persian history, and Arthur YorinksThis week on Truthdig Radio: The "Kill Anything That Moves" author on the clandestine commandos who operate in as many as 120 countries.
Peter Richardson and Chris Hedges took home the first and second place trophies, respectively, in the online critic category at the L.A. Press Club's Sixth Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards on Sunday.
On August 31, 1969, a rape was committed in Vietnam. Maybe numerous rapes were committed there that day, but this was a rare one involving American GIs that actually made its way into the military justice system.
Nick Turse’s book about the Vietnam War exposes the sickness of the hyper-masculine military culture, the intoxicating rush and addiction of violence, and the massive government spin machine that lies daily to a gullible public and uses tactics of intimidation, threats and smear campaigns to silence dissenters. Nick Turse’s work is one of the most important books ever written about the Vietnam War.
Nick Turse's new book, "Kill Anything That Moves," is a ghastly revelation of previously unreported war crimes committed in Vietnam in the wake of the My Lai Massacre. He tells Bill Moyers how 15 years ago a staffer at the National Archives outside Washington, D.C., pointed him toward the "horror trove" of accounts that led to the book.
As Chuck Hagel begins his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday, you can be sure that no senator will ask him about his presence during the machine-gunning of an orphanage in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta or the lessons he might have drawn from that incident.As Chuck Hagel begins his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday, you can be sure he won't be asked about his presence during the machine-gunning of an orphanage in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
Even as the My Lai massacre has become the subject of numerous books and articles, all the other atrocities perpetrated by U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War have essentially vanished from popular memory, TomDispatch associate editor Nick Turse writes in "Kill Anything That Moves."
In Kill Anything that Moves, Nick Turse has for the first time put together a comprehensive picture, written with mastery and dignity, of what American forces actually were doing in Vietnam.