Smoking out Vietnam War truths
Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Viet Nam by Keith Nolan
Reviewed by Nick Turse

In January, the United States Department of Defense issued a press release [1] announcing “its program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War” and directed those interested to its rudimentary website. offers almost no information, no facts about the war, no real substance, just a list of objectives that unspecified commemoration activities should meet, such as serving to “[t]hank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War”.

The only notable features on the site, in fact, are photos of US troops and a prominently placed post-war
quote from former president Richard Nixon, with a citation from the New York Times, which reads: “No
event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” (In actuality, this is a line from Nixon’s No More Vietnams that was reprinted in a
New York Times review which characterized the book this way: “As history, it is second-rate, with many questionable assertions about the past.”)

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