Did Myths Blind Americans to 'Mistake' of Vietnam? - Neil Sheehan November 2, 2009
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/12/A_New_Cold_War_Neil_Sheehan
Journalist Neil Sheehan discusses his initial support for the Vietnam War, which he now views as a mistake. "We were supposed to be saving this country Vietnam, but what we were doing was blowing it up and burning it down."
Sheehan will explain the notion that we've gone from a Cold War with the former Soviet Union to what he terms a "new Cold War" with countries like North Korea and Iran.
He will discuss in detail how close the U.S. and Soviet Union came to nuclear annihilation and how lessons learned from the Cold War apply to today's threats, including those from terrorists. - Commonwealth Club of California
Neil Sheehan is a former correspondent for The New York Times. Sheehan is also a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War.
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