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Militarized Freedoms: Vietnamese American Soldiers Fighting “Future Vietnams”

Long T. Bui

in Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479817061
eISBN:
9781479864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817061.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores stories of Vietnamese Americans who came of age after the Vietnam War and currently serve in the U.S. armed forces during the War on Terror in countries like Afghanistan and ... More


The Irony of Protest: Vietnam and The Path to Permanent War

Andrew Preston

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial issues in 1968. The intense and polarised debate between anti-war demonstrators and defenders of the Vietnam War cast a shadow on US foreign policy, ... More


Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome with Human Rights

Joseph Darda

in Empire of Defense: Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226632896
eISBN:
9780226633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633084.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the emergence of human rights as an instrument of war at the end of the Cold War. Although humanitarianism is most identified with the Clinton administration’s wars in Somalia, ... More


Iran-Contra as Built Space: U.S. Imperial Tehran in Exile and Edge City’s Central American Presence

Andrew Friedman

in Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1987, observers noticed two formations in the covert capital. The first was Edge City, an urban-studies term describing the offices, malls, and hotels that, at Tysons Corner, gave northern ... More


The Iraq Syndrome Revisited: America’s use of Force Debate Under Obama

David Hastings Dunn

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Commencing from an observation by Freedman that Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy as US Secretary for Defense was comparable with that of Robert McNamara, and that where the latter begat the ‘Vietnam ... More


The Anticommunist Việt-Cộng: Freedom Fighters and the New Politics of Rescue

Phuong Tran Nguyen

in Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter resurrects the infamous history of shadowy US-based anti-communist insurgent forces modelled on Ronald Reagan’s “freedom fighters.” Often disparaged as the quintessential “bad refugee” ... More


News media, communications, and the limits of perception management and propaganda during military operations

Piers Robinson

in At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Transition, Handover and Withdrawal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198725015
eISBN:
9780191792472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725015.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores debates over public opinion, media, and war, addressing the extent to which public perceptions can be shaped via propaganda and perception management. The historical backdrop to ... More


The Crazies

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the film The Crazies (2010). Re-release as Code Name: Trixie, with subsequent reissues on video, The Crazies contains problematic flaws such as uneven acting, frenzied ... More


War and the Soul

Marc LiVecche

in The Good Kill: Just War and Moral Injury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197515808
eISBN:
9780197515839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 explores in greater detail both the medical and phenomenological foundations of moral injury and its consequences upon the morally injured. It examines the clinical history that led to the ... More


Operation Urgent Fury: Grenada

Michael Poznansky

in In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190096595
eISBN:
9780190096625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096595.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Ronald Reagan’s decision to intervene in Grenada in October 1983 to remove the left-leaning New Jewel Movement from power. Plans for regime change began in earnest in ... More


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