Links to Recent Articles of Interest
“No, US Didn’t ‘Stand By' Indonesian Genocide – It Actively Participated”
By Jim Naureckas, FAIR [Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting], posted October 18
“The Cuban Missile Crisis at 55: U.S. Planned for Military Occupation of Cuba”
Documents edited by William Burr and Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archives, posted October 16
“Nixon, Trump, and the Strange Career of the Madman Theory”
By Jeff Kimball, History News Network, posted October 15
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Miami University.
“Documenting U.S. Role in Democracy’s Fall and Dictator’s Rise in Chile”
By Pascale Bonnefoy, New York Times, posted October 14
“The Myth of the Spitting Antiwar Protester”
By Jerry Lembcke, New York Times, posted October 13
The author is an emeritus professor at Holy Cross and author of The Spitting Image among other books on the Vietnam War.
“Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy”
By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted October 11
“The Pentagon Has Its Commemoration of the Vietnam War. So Do Former Anti – Vietnam War Activists”
By Jeremy Kuzmarov and Roger Peace, History News Network, posted October 8
Jeremy Kuzmarov teaches history at the University of Tulsa; Roger Peace is an independent scholar who coordinates the foreign-policy history website http://peacehistory-usfp.org.
“Should Limiting North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions Be the Responsibility of the U.S. Government?”
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted October 8, 2017
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.
“Autopilot Wars:Sixteen Years But Who’s Counting?”
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted October 5.
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
“What Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Want Us to Believe Is that Americans Were Innocents in Vietnam”
By Ron Briley, History News Network, posted October 1
The author is the senior book editor of the History News Network.
Call for Papers
“Voices of Conscience” Conference on Antiwar Opposition in the Military
This is a call for papers and participation in the conference “Voices of Conscience,” which will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies May 22-24, 2018.
Scholars and students are encouraged to submit proposals for papers to present at the conference and for consideration in a published volume. Graduate students, PhD candidates and post-docs are particularly encouraged to apply. The conference will be of interest to students of history, social change, peace studies, security studies, social movement analysis, the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and class, race and gender studies. Scholars selected to present at the conference will receive a stipend and travel costs for participation in the conference.
“Voices of Conscience” will draw attention to the newly created digital archive of ‘underground’ antiwar newspapers published by and for active duty GIs during the Vietnam War, the GI Press Project. The conference will feature panels on the following topics:
· Historical perspectives and new research findings on the extent and impact of antiwar opposition within the military during the Vietnam War,
· Assessments of the extent and impact of antiwar opposition within the military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,
· Issues or class, race and gender in military resistance movements,
· The role of VVAW, IVAW and other veterans’ and military support organizations in building opposition to war, and
· Lessons from the history of resistance within the military for antiwar strategy now and in the future.
The purposes of the conference and planned volume are to encourage greater understanding and scholarship on resistance within the military and provide encouragement and support for young scholars to study this topic. A short bibliography of published works on antiwar resistance in the military is provided below.
Scholars and students interested in applying should submit a one-page letter of application, a CV and a 150-word proposal/abstract of the proposed paper and research topic. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2017. Stipends and travel support will be available to approved applicants. Send proposals to:
David Cortright, email@example.com
Antiwar Opposition in the Military
Christian Appy, Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1993)
David Cortright, Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance during the Vietnam War (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 1975, 2005).
Andrew E. Hunt, The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (New York University Press, 1999).
Jonathan Hutto, Anti-War Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military (New York: Nation Books, 2008).
Lisa Leitz, Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).
James Lewes, Protest and Survive: Underground GI Newspapers during the Vietnam War (Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2003).
Nan Levinson, The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014).
Camilo Meija, Road from Ar Ramadi (New York: The New Press, 2007).
Richard Moser, The New Winter Soldiers: G.I. and Veteran Dissent during the Vietnam Era (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996).
John Darrell Sherwood, Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the Fleet During the Vietnam War Era (New York: New York University Press, 2007).