The my lai massacre was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the vietnam war a company of american soldiers brutally killed most of the people. During the vietnam war, almost 80 percent of those who enlisted had high school diplomas, and the percentage was higher for draftees -- even though, at the time, only 65 percent of military-age males had a high school diploma. War crimes are said to have been committed by both sides and one of the most controversial aspects of the us military effort in south asia was the widespread use of chemical defoliant which still.
How many americans defected to the north vietnam/viet cong side during the vietnam war did the usa lose the vietnam war mainly because of the tactics of the viet cong what are some common misconceptions about the nva and the viet cong in the vietnam war. Among all the soldiers, officers, spies, politicians, socialists, anti-war activists, and draft dodgers, somehow actress jane fonda became one of the most controversial figures during the vietnam. The vietnam war has scarred, transformed and inspired countless writers and art practitioners while the list of books about this conflict includes hundreds of enlightening works, we pick ten of the best texts offering illuminating perspectives on the war, its context and the effects it had on. Sorry but these are all war crimes, it's true that in the past blatant war crimes were not considered war crimes as the idea of a war crime and international laws really didn't exist though we are going by the modern definition of what a war crime is, and every event here covers it.
David l anderson the vietnam war was the longest deployment of us forces in hostile action in the history of the american republicalthough there is no formal declaration of war from which to date us entry, president john f kennedy's decision to send over 2,000 military advisers to south vietnam in 1961 marked the beginning of twelve years of american military combat. The us committed massive war crimes during the vietnam war and president barack obama's recent acknowledgment of america's brutal bombing campaign in that conflict is only a drop in. Rape itself, during international war, has been illegal for centuries—from as far back as the 1470s, when a trial for peter von hagenbach, a mercenary soldier, convicted him of war crimes for raping and killing innocent civilians or we can look back at the creation of the geneva conventions in 1949. The us war crime north korea won't forget head of the strategic air command during the korean war, its people never really became conscious of a major war crime committed in their name.
The war crimes trials in nuremberg and tokyo following world war ii established the concept that (1) nations could be made to pay for wartime damages (2) pardons should be granted to all accused war criminals. The term war crime has no definite meaning it was commonly thought of as a violation of the laws of war committed by a combatant or even a civilian in 1945 the charter of the nürnberg tribunal gave that court jurisdiction to try. The vietnam war crimes working group files is a collection of (formerly secret) documents compiled by pentagon investigators in the early 1970s, confirming that atrocities by us forces during the vietnam war were more extensive than had been officially acknowledged.
Nearly 22 million men were drafted during the vietnam war-era period of 1961 to 1973 more than 9 million served during the period but the majority of draftees served in vietnam. 1 rape numerous numbers of vietnamese were raped by the us soldiers during the vietnam war it was described as an everyday affair during the vietnam war by many us soldiers. Some 8 million americans served in the armed forces during the vietnam war, including about 3 million in vietnam itself rudy giuliani was not among them he was one of some 15 million eligible. Draft resistance in the vietnam era by jessie kindig protest to conscription has been a feature of all american wars, since the spanish-american war in 1898 and continuing through the iraq and afghanistan wars.
For its part, the us government continued to prosecute draft evaders after the vietnam war ended a total of 209,517 men were accused of violating draft laws, while another 360,000 were never. Atrocities allegedly committed by australian soldiers during the vietnam war, including the shooting of innocent civilians, have been referred to the australian federal police the allegations. For example, second term congressman walter b jones, jr (r-nc), who during his last election campaign used a former vietnam prisoner of war to tout the merits of a war crimes bill he planned to push into law. During the period 1 january 1965 to 31 august 1973, there were 241 cases which involved allegations of war crimes by united states army troops (excluding my lai) one hundred and sixty of these cases, upon investigation, were determined to be unsubstantiated.
B frantically evacuating the last americans and vietnamese by helicopter during the fall of south vietnam to the communists c arranging the deal whereby nixon resigned the president d pardoning nixon for any known or unknown crimes he had committed while presidency. Anti-communist fervor prompted american involvement in vietnam kennedy and johnson committed young men to the cause via the draft—and public opinion initially supported the drums of war. The draft speech says the trump administration will fight back if the international criminal court formally proceeds with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by us.