TV: “Vietnam War: What REALLY Happened”

Fifty years ago the U.S. was massively escalating the war in Vietnam. Recently the Pentagon launched an expensive propaganda campaign to whitewash what really happened and to glorify the Vietnam War as a noble effort. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s May 2016 TV program counters that with truthful information that the Pentagon does not want you to know.

Two guests – Larry Kerschner and Mark Fleming – help us explore this topic.  Both guests served in the U.S. army in Vietnam.  Both went back to Vietnam recently for peace-related purposes. Both are active with Veterans for Peace (VFP) and with the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation.

During this 1-hour interview, Mark and Larry discussed the Pentagon’s propaganda campaign to whitewash the war in Vietnam and SE Asia and Veterans For Peace’s response, which is VFP’s “Full Disclosure” campaign. VFP’s national website is and Olympia’s chapter is at VFP’s “Full Disclosure” campaign has the website

To watch the 1-hour interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a thorough summary of what we said, CLICK HERE.

To read an article about debunking militarism, CLICK HERE.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093