Op Ed / by Theasa Tuohy

The Washington Post has just published an Op Ed piece I wrote concerning the arbitrary choice of March 1965 as the start of the Vietnam War – when 3,500 Marines landed in Da Nang. We already had 23,000 so-called ‘advisers’ in Vietnam before that date. Until we acknowledge how the conflict really started, we can’t come to terms with the origins or our nation’s involvement. 

[read article@washingtonpost.com]

 US military personnel in South Vietnam, August 1963 (AP Photo)   

US military personnel in South Vietnam, August 1963 (AP Photo)