Start by putting up a better fight next time someone wants to send Americans off to war.
The anti-war activist and the director—both Vietnam veterans—discuss the influence of their pasts on their politics today, in a conversation with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone, who both served in Vietnam, share what they see as the most devastating aspects of the U.S. military-industrial complex during a conversation with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
The veteran and activist calls transgender members of the military "supremely patriotic" in a conversation about war's realities with Oliver Stone and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
For Veterans Day, Truthdig presents footage of the author and the film director discussing their experiences with war, peace and politics in a discussion moderated by Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, many Americans have already stopped thinking about our wars and the casualties from them for another year. As for me, it’s been Memorial Day ever since I first met Tomas Young.
Please don't call us "heroes." Honor our service by telling us you participate in our democracy.
This Veterans Day weekend, Truthdig republishes one of Vietnam vet Ron Kovic's reflections on the awful truth about war.