Create Two, Three, Many Saigons

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: institute for Social Research. -

On Sunday, 15 August, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani fled his country for Uzbekistan. He left behind a capital city, Kabul, which had already fallen into the hands of the advancing Taliban [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Going To The Supreme Court

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

My gut was tight as a knot. The oral arguments began before the Supreme Court on April 19, 1972. I fidgeted in my seat in the audience in the first row with my wife and two young kids. I could [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: A Pyrrhic Victory

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

I propped myself up on an elbow as the announcer read the news: The Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, against Nixon. The government’s unprecedented move to stop the presses had failed. The Court agreed [...]

Revealing The Pentagon Papers In Congress: Reading The Papers

By Mike Gravel and Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Some scholars believed that, had FDR lived, there may have been no Vietnam War for either French or American troops. But the Pentagon Papers revealed, through access to State Department, Central [...]

Whatever Happened To Americans’ Moral Compasss

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The Vietnam War is one of many heinous stains on American history that to this day often is told through a revisionist lens or outright ignored. Yet the truth remains beneath the layers of [...]