Vietnam War http://wamc.org en "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" by Nick Turse http://wamc.org/post/kill-anything-moves-real-american-war-vietnam-nick-turse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Nick </span>Turse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable.</span></p><p>His book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805086919/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805086919&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0805086919" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59921 at http://wamc.org "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" by Nick Turse "Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton" http://wamc.org/post/taps-walls-poems-hanoi-hilton <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did a prisoner of war survive six years and eight months of soul-crushing imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War? By writing poetry. And how did he do it without pencil or paper?</span></p><p>Then-Captain John Borling "wrote" and memorized poems to keep his mind sharp and spirits up. He shared his creations with fellow captives by their only means of communication—the forbidden POW tap code. Rapping on the cell walls with his knuckles, he tapped poems, certainly of pain and despair, but also of humor, encouragement, and hope, to keep everyone’s strength and spirits alive.</p><p>John Borling joins us to talk about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615659055/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0615659055&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0615659055" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59421 at http://wamc.org "Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton" Burning-Monk Photographer Malcolm Browne Dies http://wamc.org/post/burning-monk-photographer-malcolm-browne-dies <p>Malcolm W. Browne, a former Associated Press correspondent who snapped a photo of a Buddhist monk's self-immolation that shocked the Kennedy White House into a re-evaluation of its Vietnam policy, has died. He was 81.<br><br>His wife, Le Lieu, says Browne died Monday night at a hospital in New Hampshire, not far from their home in Thetford, Vt. He had Parkinson's disease for more than a decade.<br><br>Browne was the only foreign journalist at the scene when an elderly monk was doused in aviation fuel in Saigon in June 1963 and set himself aflame.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46621 at http://wamc.org