The Vietnam War: 50 years Later
Thursday, February 5, 2015
February 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s decision to begin the massive escalation of the Vietnam War. Next to the Civil War, no episode in U.S. history evoked such political and social upheaval as the Vietnam War. Today, in the backwash of two recent wars with troubling parallels to America’s failure in Vietnam, Christian Appy, author of the oral history of the Vietnam War, Patriots, joins us for an examination into the Vietnam War and how it redefined America’s national identity, conscience, and foreign policy.