Torture, Molestation, Mutilation, Agent Orange, Rape, and Massacre Common Place in Vietnam

by Project Censored

After searching through National Archives, journalist Nick Turse discovered declassified Army files documenting three hundred and twenty alleged incidents of serious civilian abuse. A collection of roughly nine thousand pages combined investigative files, sworn statements, and sworn testimony by both witnesses and military personnel. This collection of documents titled, ‚ÄúThe Vietnam War Crimes Working Group Collection‚ÄĚ was established by a taskforce set up in the Pentagon.

John Kerry spoke up in front of the U.S. Senate stating that veterans had, ‚Äútold stories that, at times, they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.‚ÄĚ After twelve years of research, Nick Turse confidently states that he has found thorough evidence of all those types of crimes represented in the records of the government‚Äôs own files.

 

Nick Turse Describes the Real Vietnam War
Author: Bill Moyers
Source: Truthout. Febuary 14, 2013
URL: http://truth-out.org/news/item/14544-nick-turse-describes-the-real-vietnam-war

‚ÄėKill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam‚Äô By Nick Turse
Author: John Tirman
Source: The Washington Post
URL: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-25/opinions/36546552_1_war-crimes-vietnam-war-atrocities

Vietnam Horrors: Darker Yet
Author: Nick Turse and Deborah Nelson
Source: Los Angeles Times
URL: http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/06/nation/na-vietnam6

Story of Vietnam massacres is finally out
Author: Nick Turse and Debora Nelson
Source: The Seattle Times
URL: http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2003182584_2vietnam08.html

Student Researcher: Bently Anderson, Sonoma State University
Faculty Evaluator: Laura P. Naumann, Sonoma State University