Omitted from the history text books: U.S. soldiers turned on American women — and sometimes each other

Omitted from the history text books: U.S. soldiers turned on American women — and sometimes each other

This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch

On August 31, 1969, a rape was committed in Vietnam. Maybe numerous rapes were committed there that day, but this was a rare one involving American GIs that actually made its way into the military justice system.

And that wasn’t the only thing that set it apart.

War is obscene. I mean that in every sense of the word. Some veterans ...

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