Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political by Noam Chomsky

By Noam Chomsky

Rethinking Camelot is an intensive research of John F. Kennedy's position within the U/S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing mirrored image at the elite political tradition that allowed and inspired the chilly struggle.

In it, Chomsky dismisses attempt to resurrect Camelot—an beautiful American delusion portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace, fooled in simple terms by way of assassins bent on preventing this lone hero who wold have unilaterally withdraws from Vietnam had he lived. Chomsky argues that U.S. associations and political tradition, no longer person presidents, are the most important to figuring out U.S. habit in the course of Vietnam.

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S. servicemen. When President Reagan spoke at the White House ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day in July 1984, he commended the Vietnamese for showing greater cooperation with the United States. Regular technical meetings between officials of Hanoi and the United States became a reality in late 1984. S. 11 Despite its initial hostility toward Vietnam, the Reagan administration eventually moved toward improved relations. Childress of the National Security Council staff had principal responsibility for Vietnam.

S. involvement in the war, but it still crystallized Washington’s animosity toward the new government in Vietnam. The Ford administration requested one hundred million dollars from Congress to resettle sixty thousand Vietnamese refugees in the United States. ”6 Many members adopted new positions in light of the Communist victory. S. military action in Vietnam, had often supported aid for the millions of internal refugees. While congressional hawks, supporters of the American military effort usually opposed providing humanitarian aid for the South Vietnamese internal refugees.

In the last days of the Carter administration, the United States and Vietnam developed an Orderly Departure Program under which the Vietnamese government agreed to let thousands of refugees leave legally. In return, the United States, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the British authorities in Hong Kong agreed not to accept Vietnamese without exit permits. However, these movements toward dealing with the refugee issue fell apart in early 1981. Hanoi, furious at the Reagan administration’s intensification of the embargo, abandoned the Orderly Departure Program (ODP) as soon as Reagan took office.

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