C-SPAN Program on Causes of Vietnam War

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C-SPAN Program on Causes of Vietnam War

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:04 am

Here is something which will be, we hope, of great interest to most Viet Nam vets, plus others as well. Please read it over, and pass on the article below the lines as widely as you can. If you have any questions or comments, please get back to me with them. Thanks,

Del

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August 27, 2014

On August 5th, we challenged a number of Vietnam War protestors to a debate at the National Press Club on eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Though some responded, none were willing to come forward to debate, so we went ahead and gave a presentation as to why the Vietnam War was NOT “illegal,” “immoral” and “unwinnable” as they, and much of academia, claim. That presentation was captured by C-Span and they have announced that they will air it on Monday on C-SPAN 3’s American History TV. The program will air on Monday, September 1 at 4:45pm ET. Here is a link to their webpage that promotes the program on the C-Span website: http://series.c-span.org/History/Events ... 737444816/. (There is a package with the press release and handout from the Event and instruction for viewing the C-Span coverage at http://www.VVFH.org/pr/)

It is important to all of us that as many people as possible view this program. First, it is an excellent presentation of what many of us have felt all these many years and have not heard expressed so well as was done by an academic historian/veteran, a Vietnamese intellectual, and a retired Marine Colonel. Second, if C-Span gets a significant viewership for this program, it will encourage them to do more on the Vietnam War. (One reason they agreed to cover us is because they had had what they considered significant success with a previous program on the Vietnam War.) And Third, if there is a strong interest from you, it will be more likely that when we go back to them for coverage of other related issues, they will be more interested. Given that there are expectations of bad histories due to come out, this would be an important media for us to use to combat same.

PLEASE ENJOY THE C-SPAN PRESENTATION AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME. HELP SPREAD THE WORD. PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE ORGANIZATIONS TO WHICH YOU BELONG TO USE THEIR MEMBERSHIP LISTS TO PROMOTE THIS EFFORT.

With our heartfelt thanks,

S/R.J. Del Vecchio R. J. Delvecchio Project Manager

P.S. The Action Officer on this matter, Steve Sherman, can be reached by phone at (281) 879-5688, by email at Sherman1@flash.net, or by snail mail at the address above.
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