Winter Soldier Investigation

TitleWinter Soldier Investigation
Publication TypeWebsite
Corporate AuthorsThe Sixties Project
Place PublishedTucson, AZ
Abstract

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a media event sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) from January 31 to February 2, 1971. It was intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the United States Armed Forces and their allies in the Vietnam War. The VVAW challenged the morality and conduct of the war by showing the direct relationship between military policies and war crimes in Vietnam. The three-day gathering of 109 veterans and 16 civilians took place in Detroit. Discharged servicemen from each branch of the armed forces, as well as civilian contractors, medical personnel and academics, all gave testimony about war crimes they had committed or witnessed during the years 1963–1970. The event was recorded, and a documentary film called Winter Soldier was released in 1972. [Wikipedia]

URLhttp://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Winter_Soldier/WS_entry.html
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