The same media, now concentrated in corporate hands, has learned how to easily engineer consent for the wars that the empire demands. By using infamous Agent Orange and other defoliants, the U. Indeed, without the threat of the Soviet Union to constrain its aggression, the U.
To reinforce the point, the C. It inflicted grave damage on the U. It looked a lot like victory. Wiest, Andrew. To others, the Vietnam War was a forfeit, a just war needlessly lost by timid policymakers and a biased media.
They had expressed doubt in the communist government. In MarchU. We are also there because there are great stakes in the balance. Related Event. The result is a suitably ignorant, confused and, therefore, pacified public that can only burble crypto-patriotic vapidities about American prowess and honor in its now unending wars.
He was the kind of a nationalist who slaughters his own people and governs with force. Direct Chinese military intervention in the Korean War ensured a bloody stalemate rather than reunification of the peninsula under a non-communist regime.