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However, soon enough, the United States would find interest in the Vietnam War.

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While some Americans believe that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States, others argue that civilian leaders have undermined the war effort.

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gave a speech called "A Time to Break Silence" which protested the Vietnam War.
On April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City, he described the war’s ill effects on America’s poor and the Vietnamese. The U.S., he said, was “the biggest purveyor of violence in the world,” and he insisted it was morally imperative to halt the war.


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Other communist southerners also gained widespread recognition. Colonel Bui Tin, a journalist who found himself the ranking regular officer at the Presidential Palace in Saigon, became prominent when he accepted the surrender there in April 1975, and General Tran Van Tra’s history of the final offensive has become an important source for American scholars researching the war. Countless southerners also served in the ranks, not only as political cadres and guerrillas, but also as regulars. No knowledgeable author disputes the fact that southerners provided the vast majority of the combatants in the Viet Cong units that carried the major burden of the war before 1969, just as widespread agreement exists that the communist leadership in Hanoi initiated and directed the war in the South from its inception.

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The group was derided as unpatriotic and communist-infested by the white establishment and by other civil rights groups. Likewise, the African-American press, which saw military service as a stepping stone to equality and lauded the bravery and accomplishments of black soldiers in Vietnam, condemned the group.

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“The promises of the great society have been shot down on the battlefields of Vietnam,” King said in his famous speech, “making the poor, white and Negro bear the heaviest burden both at the front and at home.”

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The civil rights movement itself was a casualty of war, historians have subsequently agreed. By creating dissension within the civil rights coalition, diverting attention and siphoning money that would have been spent on Johnson’s domestic programs — the War on Poverty and the Great Society — it killed the movement and ushered in a conservative era historically hostile to civil rights, some say.

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Civil rights groups — SNCC, CORE, NAACP, the Urban League among them — had been “loosely united and working towards a set of goals” in the 1950s and early 1960s, when the movement was the preeminent issue in the U.S., said historian and author James Westheider. “That fell apart, with few exceptions,” he said.

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The group, led by John Lewis, now a Georgia congressman, said that Younge’s murder illustrated how wrong it was for black men to fight an “imperialist” war in Vietnam — supposedly for freedom’s sake — when they themselves were denied basic rights and freedoms in the United States.

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Perhaps because I thought Timothy J. Lomperis had made some of the same errors I had found in the work of Colonel Harry Summers, I reacted rather strongly to Lomperis’ 1988 article in . Unfortunately, the editor of that journal did not look as favorably upon my submission as his predecessor had upon my response to Summers. Seeing what I believed to be an erroneous analysis of the Vietnam War becoming so widely accepted was too disturbing for me to give up in my attempt to present what I believed to be a more accurate alternative interpretation. Although he rejected my manuscript, the editor at made a number of helpful suggestions, and a revised version of my paper appeared in in 1990.