A Veteran's View of "The Vietnam War" on PBS

A Veteran's View of "The Vietnam War" on PBS

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 649 , Segment 3

Episode: Rohingya, Orson Scott Card's "Extinct", PBS Vietnam War

  • Sep 28, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 15:07 mins

Guest: Bing West, Vietnam War veteran, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense in Reagan Administration, author of “The Village” The exhaustive documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about the Vietnam War is wrapping up on PBS. It’s difficult viewing. So many missteps and miscalculations. So much suffering and despair.  And as we near the end of the 18-hour film, we’re left wondering what it was all for?  Vietnam Veteran Bing West says the documentary gets the lessons of Vietnam wrong.

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