Democracies cannot sustain unpopular wars. Vietnam was the most divisive for war for the American people. The enemy's tenacity was not accounted for in U.S. war plans until there was frustration in the field, skepticism in the press, and splintered support at home. After the Vietnam debacle the press's latitude to cover military action was increasingly curtailed by the military and the government, which sought to control the flow and content of the news better than they had in Vietnam by forcing reporters into supervised media pools.... animal husbandry representative and village chief a all of whom are accustomed to a small gratuity for their services. ... two North Vietnamese regiments a up to 3, 000 men a have crossed into Chau Doc from their Cambodian sanctuary. ... a VC training center, aquot; says a young American major, casual as a tourist guide.
|Title||:||The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting: The Vietnam War & post-Vietnam conflicts|
|Author||:||Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn.)|