[ndlr] Rare débat signalé ici sur les atrocités subies par les civils vietnamiens pendant la guerre du Viêt-Nam. Un dossier brûlant soulevé par Nick Turse et Deborah Nelson il y a quelques années déjà dans le Los Angeles Times (Vietnam – The War Crimes Files) et qui a pris la forme d’un ouvrage publié en 2013. Nous remercions Mark A. Ashwill (Hanoi) pour cette information.
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Revisiting War Crimes During the War in Viet Nam: Nick Turse Book Reading and « Winter Soldier » screening, January 29, 2014 – at Johnson Hall, University of Washington, Seattle.
Nick Turse, author of the controversial and acclaimed book, Kill Anything That Moves (2013) speaks about US war crimes during the war in Viet Nam, in conjunction with a rare showing of the 1972 documentary « Winter Soldier », and followed by a panel discussion of Vietnam War experts Bill Turley and Mike Dedrick with Nick Turse. Moderated by Judith Henchy.
Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, the UW Center for Human Rights, the University Bookstore, and the Seattle chapter of Veterans For Peace.
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About the book
Ref. Turse, Nick, Kill anything that moves. The real American war in Vietnam, New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., ©2013.
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians
The American Empire Project
Winner of the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction.
Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by just a few “bad apples.” But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of official orders to “kill anything that moves.”
Drawing on more than a decade of research into secret Pentagon archives and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time the workings of a military machine that resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded—what one soldier called “a My Lai a month.” Devastating and definitive, Kill Anything That Moves finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts America to this day.
Source : MacMillan