no work Isolate each other More life like Vivid real Keeps family together Tells. 3, 1965 Most of the American pilots who flew the bombers and warplanes were anesthetized to the violence and conditioned to think of the Vietnamese as mere dinks or gooks. . In July 1969, Nixon issued an ultimatum to Ho Chi Minh, warning that North Vietnam must either accept Washingtons negotiating conditions, meaning a permanent division of Vietnam, or face an unspecified escalation of the war. . Give examples from your experience. Dont you think thats absurd? . We went there to defend the freedom of the South Vietnamese. .
Other movement leaders, particularly pacifists, were not pleased with this turn. . The starving to death in a cage of a Vietnamese woman who was suspected of being a part of the local political education cadre in one of the local villages. Leaders were well aware of popular antagonism toward the Diem government. Many activists were exhausted from organizing the recent demonstrations, if not from five years of activism. .
One of the first Vietnam veterans to speak out against the war was Master Sargent Donald Duncan, who resigned from the Army in September 1965, after ten years of service. . Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor had two sons who were antiwar organizers. . 76 The issue was discussed at an NSC meeting in mid-November 1961. . Both Humphrey and Nixon refused to support any coalition government in South Vietnam that included NLF representatives, which was the first step to a genuine peace settlement. 307 For an insider critique of SDS, see David Barber, A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed (University Press of Mississippi, 2008). 211 Following raids in Dai Lai village in the rural Thai Binh province (southeast of Hanoi) in October 1967, French journalist Gerard Chaliand witnessed men and women weeping as they swept debris from the floors of destroyed homes and recounted how their neighbors had been. James Bevel of sclc, Tudja Crowder of sane, Katherine Camp of wilpf, Paul Lauter of resist, Ron and Trudi Young and Jim and Linda Forest of FOR, and Brad Lyttle of the New England Committee for Nonviolent Action, and others.