Viet Nam Part 6: Filling the Vacuum

Viet Nam Part 6: Filling the Vacuum by Robert L. Kocher As was explained in Part 5, Lyndon Johnson was determined not to generate public support for the military action in Viet Nam for the professed reason that he believed it would be a threat to building his Great...

Viet Nam Part 4: John Kennedy, Playing in the Sandbox

Viet Nam Part 4: John Kennedy, Playing in the Sandbox by Robert L. Kocher For many of us the Kennedy presidency came at the time when we were in the prime of youth. I will always look back upon that period with great fondness for I was in my 20s and would be...

Viet Nam Part 3: The Rise and Power of the Left in America

Viet Nam Part 3: The Rise and Power of the Left in America by Robert L. Kocher I had almost forgotten about it before I started writing Part 3. In the middle to late 40’s a friend of my parents was a communist party member and recruiter/organizer. In those days it was...

Vietnam Part 1: The Wall

Viet Nam Part 1: The Wall by Robert L. Kocher In Washington, D. C., stands a long black wall with over fifty-eight thousand names of dead American military personnel engraved upon it. The total is not completed. New names are added periodically, reflecting new...