Three Big Lies About the Vietnam War - (MP3 Download)
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What really started the war
Posted by chava on 9th Sep 2016
First of all I trust Michael Medved to give me the facts. Though I protested the Vietnam War in high school I knew I did not know the whole story. What Michael did was put the war in context with what had preceded, the rise of Nazism and then Communism with Stalin and China taking big strides in all of Asia. Being a young protester at the time I saw only the side story. Michael fills in what people in government knew which gave them reason to support our going to war.
Loved the rabbit trails that led to a very fascinating precursor to the Vietnam War. Michael is a great story teller.
A must listen especially for the Viet Nam Vet.
Posted by Bruce Hood on 4th Feb 2016
As a Combat Infantryman in serving the calendar year of 1970 in Viet Nam as well as the Cambodian Invasion, I am always in search of answers to the questions relating to the purpose and truth of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. Having read many very good (and not so good) books on the subject as well as what I consider a good documentary; 'The History Channel's ,"Viet Nam in HD', I find Michael Medved's presentation as 'most excellent'. Michael is a master communicator. The history Michael has provided is the most thorough and comprehensive rendering that I have encountered to date. It is most valuable to the Vet who has been led to believe that we served no purpose and that there was no good reason for U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. Every Viet Nam Vet needs to know, and every parent, grandparent,wife, child, brother, sister, friend, cousin that lost the life of that loved one; The men who fought served a noble purpose, and the fighting man won that war by every military and social standard, but as Michael points out; America (the media and congress) let us down and America lost the war, and as a result,the people of not only Viet Nam but also Cambodia were crushed and overtaken by the communist agenda which necessitated our involvement in the first place. Thank you Michael for this outstanding piece of work. I am recommending it to all of my Viet Nam brothers.
Phenomenal with an exception
Posted by Michael Snozek on 10th Jun 2015
Please continue your history programs, they are a delightful resource! The program is succinct and compelling! This is no suprise considering the standard output from Michael Medved.
My one exception is with the conclusion the the Vietnam War was lost. I am on the board of the Arizona Military Museum and we are official partners with the DoD 50 year commemoration of the Vietnam War.
It is difficult to contend that the US military lost the war when they lost no significant engagement, lost no territory, maintained an 18 to 1 casualty ratio, and negotiated a peace treaty in 1973 with the Treaty of Paris.
As of that time, the war was over. An adversarial federal legislature may not have kept our word to supply the RVN, but their fall was 2 years later.
The US fulfilled the SEATO obligations until aftet the Paris Treaty. The war was won, then we dropped our ally like a bad habit.
The whole truth, should you choose to accept it
Posted by Jason on 10th Jun 2015
Michael in his usual way completely obliterates the fallacies perpetuated by people who think they know something because it satisfies their ideology. This will open your eyes if you're not well versed on the history of the Cold War and the events that occurred during that era. Choose to accept the truth and be enlightened. Very well done!!
Very extensive buildup leading to the Big Lies About the Vietnam War
Posted by Unknown on 1st Jun 2015
Michael Medved provides a lot of background history leading up to the war. The background is important for one to understand why the lies perpetrated by anti war activist and often the media distorted the facts and destroyed American support. Too bad many of those folks are still around or convey political influence to pat themselves on the back for doing a disservice to those who served and the American people. The frustrating part of the program was to get to the three big lies but I do understand why understanding the background of the war is key to revealing the lies and distortions of the truth.
The most misunderstood war.
Posted by Dave Farley on 29th Jan 2015
Having been only a young child at the time of the Viet Nam War, most of what I knew was what I learned from my older siblings. Fortunately they were all great patriots and helped me to understand the great tragedy that losing the war represented not just for the peoples of Southeast Asia, but for the changing attitudes and cultural revolution that turned our country into something unrecognizable by vets from WWII. Thank you for your brutally honest assessment of this topic, especially those areas that you personally look back at with regret. Repentance and forgiveness are beautiful gifts.
A Vietnam Vet wrote....
Posted by James Hughes on 12th Jun 2014
I was drafted into the US Army in 1967. I was sent to Vietnam in 1968, was wounded and got out alive. Thank God.
When I got back to the world it had changed while I was gone. It was confusing to us soldiers who thought we were doing an honorable thing by defending our country against the spread of communism. Instead of being appreciated, we were accused of things we didn't do and considered idiots for being in the military and going to Vietnam.
It's a relief to know the facts don't support the misconceptions so many people have about the war. Thank you for bringing truth into the light.
lays out the historical facts of the era
Posted by Bill Goodale on 4th Jun 2014
I served in Vietnam from 1968-1969 as an army officer in a combat role. Having seen the war up close and personal, and the aftermath when I returned stateside to civilian life, most veterans experienced what I did, a completely different life than what the press, Hollywood, and book writers portrayed about the times. Michael Medved, in his MP3 Doenload, tells it like it really was. I am grateful to Michael for this effort.
Medved Does It Again.
Posted by Scott B. on 28th May 2014
Men like my father have almost been ordered to hang their head's in shame about Vietnam. Medved clearly outlines the case that America got involved with the best intentions and that the war was prosecuted with honor until a dishonorable body politic sent the South toward death and destruction. Medved admitting that opposition to the war was fueled by the guilt of not serving was both honest and honorable. Any man that does not serve should not feel guilt. Professional soldiers do not want to serve with conscripts, but men that share an ethos. Medved's clarity obviously understands this point No turkey here Mr. Medved.
The best audio presentation on the Vietnam, plus fun music!
Posted by Mark Besse on 28th Feb 2014
After listening to 5 other Medved history programs, these one on the Vietnam was wonderful. It was straight to the point, clear, well-documented, and inspiring. It is great to know that our service men served well and proud.
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