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Special Features

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o Adam Kokesh: A Dishonored Marine

-- Former Navy Captain and SEAL Larry Bailey is unconvinced by former IVAW leader Adam Kokesh's attempt to reinvent himself as a pro-military patriot.

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o Did the LA Times Conceal Evidence of "Winter Soldier" Lies?

-- Scott Swett targets reporting by the Los Angeles Times on the contents of the War Crimes Working Group at the National Archives, showing how the paper avoided mentioning the central fact about Army investigations into the VVAW's atrocity allegations -- that all but one case was dismissed as unsubstantiated or demonstrably untrue.

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o Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit "Winter Soldier" Claims

-- Scott Swett documents how members of the VVAW stonewalled and backtracked on their atrocity claims when military investigators asked them for the specifics.

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o Tap, Tap, Tap...

-- Russ Vaughn discusses ongoing old media efforts to slander veterans, and recalls the 2004 campaign as a time of liberation from the media-constructed prison in which many Vietnam veterans had long languished.

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o Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Said the Iraq War is "Lost"

-- James Reilley notes that Sen. Reid's recent remarks are only the most recent in a long series of unwarranted prophesies of failure.

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o The Marine Unit Leaders Handbook for Vietnam

-- WinterSoldier.com presents a remarkable document from the Vietnam War; a Marine Corps handbook on incorporating respect for the Vietnamese people and their customs into the USMC's counterinsurgency operations.

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o Godspeed and Welcome Home...

-- Former Army criminal investigator James Reilley reports on a unique ceremony in which veterans of earlier conflicts pay respect to American troops as they transit to and from the combat zones.

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o Still Slandering the Troops

-- Scott Swett responds to a Los Angeles Times article claiming that U.S. war crimes in Vietnam were commonplace.

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o The L.A. Times' Recent "War Crimes" Reporting: Does It Say What They Claim It Says?

-- Vietnam veteran John Boyle responds to a Los Angeles Times article claiming that U.S. war crimes in Vietnam were commonplace.

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o The Washington Post and the Winter Soldiers

-- Scott Swett chronicles his effort to persuade the Washington Post to publish a few less-than-flattering facts about the VVAW film "Winter Soldier" in the wake of the Post's glowing review.

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o WaPo Weasels

-- Russ Vaughn objects to a Washington Post "cartoon" featuring a wounded American soldier.

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o Information Digest Report on Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

-- A fascinating 1972 government report has emerged from the VVAW FBI files. FreeRepublic.com researcher "Fedora" provides background information on the circumstances, individuals and groups described in the report in his Guide to Contents, Abbreviations, and Names.

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o Did the KGB use John Kerry?.

-- Researcher and anti-war movement expert Max Friedman takes a detailed look at Kerry's Vietnam-era connections to Abe Feinglass and other American communists who appear to have been working on behalf of the Soviet Union.

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o The Last Battle of the Vietnam War.

-- Rich Webster looks at how Kerry lost the support of America's veterans, despite the best efforts of the old media.

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o Checks, Lies & Video Tape.

-- Jeff Epstein reviews some key events of the anti-Kerry campaign.

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o They Served Twice: the return of the Vietnam Vets.

-- Scott Swett sums up the veterans' revolt against John Kerry.

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o Final Thoughts On This Election.

-- Former Army Intelligence officer Frank Hawkins discusses what was really at stake on November 2.

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o To My Fellow Americans.

-- Medal of Honor winner Lewis Millett served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He writes to express deep concerns about John Kerry's character, his past actions, and his claim to represent Vietnam veterans.

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o Why Vietnamese-Americans Will Not Vote For Senator Kerry.

-- Nam Pham discusses John Kerry's ongoing cooperation with the Vietnamese communist regime, and how that regime continues to abuse the Vietnamese people.

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o John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets?.

-- Jerome Corsi and Scott Swett analyze the implications of two newly discovered documents showing that the Vietnamese communists guided the American antiwar movement via meetings between the communist delegations to the Paris Peace talks and American antiwar activists. John Kerry and the VVAW were working toward the exact goals set forth in the communist directives.

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o Open letter to Vietnamese-Americans, Vietnam and other Veterans.

-- Former POW Mike Benge speaks out on the real war criminals of the Vietnam War, and the support they received from John Kerry.

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o The Speech John O'Neill Wasn't Allowed to Give.

-- In April of 1971, Swift boat veteran John O'Neill wrote a powerful rebuttal to John Kerry's Senate testimony, but never had the chance to present it. Researcher Max Friedman tells the story Congress and the media tried to bury.

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o Army Investigator: Kerry Lied About War Crimes .

-- From Dec. 1971 to Jan. 1975 Lt Col James Reilley was responsible for monitoring all war crime investigations conducted by the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division. He reports that the Winter Soldier claims were baseless, and that overall, war crimes were few and none were authorized by the chain of command.

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o Hanoi John: Kerry and the Antiwar Movement's Communist Connections.

-- Free Republic poster Fedora analyzes the complex network of connections between John Kerry and the communist organizations and individuals who directed the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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o Kerry Lied, And So Did I....

-- Steve Pitkin, former member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, tells in his own words how John Kerry pressured him to give false testimony about war crimes at the Winter Soldier Investigation, and about his recent opportunity to apologize to Vietnam veterans.

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o John F. Kerry -- the Real Manchurian Candidate.

-- Vietnam veteran Rich Webster notes some similarities between the classic espionage film's Sergeant Raymond Shaw and Lt.(jg) John Kerry.

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o Kerry's Testimony Speaks Volumes.

-- John Kerry listed the following as evidence of American war crimes before the Senate: free fire zones, harassment interdiction fire, search and destroy missions, and the use of .50 caliber weapons. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Cory G. analyzes what these terms actually mean.

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o The Wounds That Never Heal: A Vietnam Veteran's Perspective on John Kerry's Vietnam.

-- Dexter Lehtinen gave an abbreviated version of this powerful speech at the Kerry Lied Rally in Washington on September 12. This is the original, delivered at a fundraising dinner for the rally three weeks earlier in Connecticut.

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o Yesterday's Lies: Steve Pitkin and the Winter Soldiers.

-- Scott Swett tells the story of a former VVAW member and participant in the Winter Soldier Investigation who states that John Kerry and others pressured him to give false testimony about American atrocities in Vietnam.

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o The Night Before Christmas (Cambodian Version)

-- Russ Vaughn skewers Kerry's tales of clandestine Swift boat missions in this sure-to-become-classic parody.

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o On the Edge of Treason?: John Kerry's exploitation of POWs and their Families

-- Dr. Robert Turner takes a look at the larger implications of John Kerry's actions and statements during his time with the VVAW.

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o The VVAW of the FBI Files.

-- Ragnar Colver analyzes the goals of the VVAW/WSO in 1973 and 1974, which included "destroying US imperialism," and "getting out agitational propaganda in any way possible."

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o The Manchurian Candidate.

-- Vietnam veteran Russ Vaughn reviews the long-standing animosity of the Left towards America's military.

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o Oh No! Vietnam Again? Shame On Us All....

-- Bruce Kesler, who founded Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace as a counterpoint to the VVAW in 1971, explains why yesterday's lies matter more than ever today.

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o Lt. Kerry Wasn't AWOL.

-- Veteran John Moore takes issue with the previous article, providing evidence that John Kerry was not AWOL from his Reserve obligations, and probably did not violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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o Was Lt. Kerry AWOL from the Ready Reserve?.

-- Veteran Benton Bain analyzes John Kerry's violations of his obligations as an Reserve officer during his years as a leader of the VVAW.

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o A Vietnam POW Looks At Kerry.

-- Vietnam POW Jim Warner was introduced to John Kerry and the Winter Soldier Investigation during an interrogation by his captors. This article is republished with permission from Soldier of Fortune.

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o To my Dad on Fathers Day 2004.

-- Former VVAW member Phil Young offers a tribute to his father and describes his own journey from 1971 to today.

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o American Genocide: Fonda, Kerry and the war crimes propaganda campaign.

-- Scott Swett traces the international disinformation campaign that undermined American support for the war in Vietnam.

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o Kerry Museum Photo Documented

-- In a followup to Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists, Dr. Jerry Corsi and Jeff Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth fully document the John Kerry photograph featured in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Saigon.

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o Coordinating with the enemy: Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Paris and Hanoi.

-- Dr. Jerry Corsi and Scott Swett analyze the congenial working relationship between the North Vietnamese and Vietcong leadership and Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

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o Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists

-- Dr. Jerry Corsi and Jeff Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth break the story that John Kerry's photograph is featured in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Saigon.

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o Such Good Men

-- Former Cobra pilot Terry Garlock reports on a tribute to Vietnam veterans by legendary combat journalist Joe Galloway.

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o Kerry's Winter Soldiers

-- John Boyle reviews how John Kerry and VVAW helped create an image of widespread American atrocities in Vietnam with horrific "testimony" that was oddly lacking in specifics about who, when and where.

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o Swift Boat Veterans and the Media Iron Curtain

-- Scott Swett reports from inside the historic May 4 press conference that launched Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and analyzes media efforts to marginalize or ignore the new anti-Kerry group.

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o Kerry and the Paris Peace Talks

-- Dr. Jerome Corsi shows how John Kerry used his position as a leader of the VVAW to advocate the negotiating positions of North Vietnam and the Vietcong.

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o I Had a Nightmare!

-- Don Bendell, who served as an officer in four Special Forces Groups including a tour on a green beret A-team(Dak Pek) in Vietnam in 1968-1969, has an unsettling dream about President Kerry.

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o Two Psychologists on Kerry: Dangerous on National Security

-- Dr. Alan Hopewell and Dr. Leonard Magruder consider the national security implications of having Senator John Kerry become President of the United States.

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o Kerry to the Senate, 1971

-- Vietnam veteran John Moore takes a crack at Kerry's testimony on his blog, and raises some interesting points.

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o My Advanced Genocide Training, or My Advanced Political Duping?

-- Dr. Alan Hopewell debunks the claims of one "winter soldier" that Ft. Jackson, South Carolina engaged in "war crimes" training during Vietnam.

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o Giving Aid and Comfort

-- Former psyops specialist Daniel Ingham analyzes how the Left supports and encourages America's enemies.

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o Media Bias Disguised as Scientific Op-Ed Articles

-- Dr. Alan Hopewell shows how the establishment media presents "expert witnesses" to advance their preferred political agenda through the use of moral equivalency and selective reporting.

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o Kerry in Paris

-- John Boyle points out to the Boston Globe that to focus on whether John Kerry "negotiated" with enemy representatives in Paris obscures the real issue.

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o John Kerry and the Communist Daily World

-- Dr. Jerome Corsi explains why John Kerry's front-page coverage in the Communist Daily World in 1971 remains important today.

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o Honoring a Traitor

-- Dr. Robert Turner analyzes John Kerry's betrayal of his fellow soldiers, and his country.

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o The Myth of Agent Orange and Clinical Neuropsychology

-- Dr. Alan Hopewell examines the amazingly persistent Agent Orange myth from a clinical perspective. The Winter Soldier Investigation did its part to popularize the myth with the bizarre claim that the herbicide was a "thalidomide type agent" that was causing widespread birth defects among the Vietnamese population.

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o Clearing the Record

-- William Fielder calls for the release of Senator Kerry's military records and an apology for characterizing Vietnam vets as war criminals.

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o The Rest of the Kerry Transcript...

-- Scott Swett looks into what Kerry said to the Senators *after* completing his better-known prepared remarks.

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o Where soldiers like us helped it in the turning...

-- Dr. Alan Hopewell puts the veterans anti-war movement into its historical context, in the hope that we may understand what happened well enough not to repeat it.

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o Analysis of John Kerry's Remarks to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

-- Dr. Leonard Magruder refutes several key claims made by Kerry during his testimony. Don't miss Dr. Magruder's other excellent articles at Vietnam Veterans for Academic Reform.

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o Doonesbury and the Winter Soldier

-- Scott Swett takes a deeper look at a cartoonist's attempt to glorify John Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony.

More Doonesbury: here's Garry Trudeau on fellow Yale alumnus John Kerry, from October 21-23 of 1971:

Eloquence
Preppy
Medals

And here are some early Doonesbury strips that show Trudeau's enlightened views as a young liberal:

Not so fast
Guns and bombs
Little faggot
Bow-wow.
A little heroin?
I'd rape her for that

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