The Vietnam War: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
October 13, 2017 8:27 PM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

The South Vietnamese fight on their own, succumbing to terrible losses in Laos. After he is reelected, President Richard Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that sees the release of American prisoners of war.

The most disturbing part here was surely the slow exoneration of everyone that participated in killing civilians. First all the soldiers, then their commander. Then the lone person convicted, had his term reduced to 20 years, then 10, then after 3 & 1/2 years under house arrest, he was paroled.

John Musgrave once again seems to be a great figure, coming back to the U.S. and standing up for good. John Kerry testifies before congress on behalf of other soldiers, in riveting fashion. The Pentagon Papers are published in the New York Times by Neil Sheehan. Nick Ut takes the photo of a fleeing Kim Phuc. Jane Fonda speaks out about war crimes. Everett Alvarez Jr, Hal Kushner and other American prisoners of war are released.
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