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 Rules For Revolution
Since its publication in 1971, John Kerry's book "The New Soldier" has acquired almost legendary status. Rumors abound of political operatives scrambling to locate and suppress stray copies during Kerry's House campaign in 1972. Copies now sell on Ebay for upwards of $750!

John F. Kerry has made his Vietnam service the cornerstone of his campaign for President. But he has said virtually nothing about what he did when he came home. His activities and statements at the time painted our veterans with an undeserved bloody brush. Many believe that the activities of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and others actually prolonged the war, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of our soldiers, and thousands of Vietnamese.

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The Center of Military History is again pleased to reprint Seven Firefights in Vietnam, the first of any kind of publication under the Center's imprint to appear on this conflict.
The events described in this small book are illustrative of much that took place in Vietnam after American troops were first committed in force in 1965: of heroic achievement and sacrifice, of human error, of experimentation and innovation, of a wily and elusive enemy, and of a new dimension in warfare afforded by the helicopter.
These accounts serve as a preliminary record of the achievements of men who served their nation well, a preface to a full military history of the war that is in preparation. The narratives also serve as valuable lessons to soldiers pursuing lessons of small unit actions.

Washington, D.C.
11 October 1984
Brigadier General, USA (Ret.)
Chief of Military History

A Year To Kill
In 1967, the Vietnam War was raging. To amass the required soldiers, thousands
 of America's young men received the dreaded "greeting" from the President,
instructing them to report for military service. This fueled conflict in our own nation
 as war protesters marched in the streets and challenged the political system that
 determined to fight a war in a far land. Those "drafted" for Vietnam had three
choices: They could go to jail; they could leave the United States; or, they could
go to war. It was not easy but most answered their country's call. Also, many of
America's young men and women volunteered to fight the oppression in Southeast
Asia. This book is dedicated to those who bravely went to war, many of whom did
not return.

Cannon Fodder:
Growing Up for Vietnam
by Phill Coleman, Copyright (c) 1980, 1987,

Cannon Fodder describes the experiences of US Army service during the Vietnam War from Induction - during the beginning growth of the anti-war movement in 1968 - to Discharge in 1971 - shortly before U.S. ground forces ceased active combat operations. This work was completed in 1980 and accepted by Paragon House Publisher in 1987. You are invited to take a trip back into time and experience, or re-experience, The Vietnam War.

A Vietnam War novel -- with a gentle heart

REMFS is a big, boisterous, busy book about a curious part of the Vietnam War that you never heard of.
You can have the book right now. For free.
Without risking a penny, you can get a unique novel about soldiers risking their lives -- however slightly -- over peanuts and pigs.
You can learn about armed American troops who were ordered to bring rice farming to Asian rice farmers.
You can discover a part of the American Army’s effort in Vietnam that was so ... well, nice ... that the Army is too shy to mention it.
You can learn about men who were surrounded by the war, and yet they were haunted by the feeling that they never got close enough.

Surprising as it may seem this is a pretty good book. No it is not chock full of combat, but it is touching on things each of us took for granted.It's worth a read.-Ron Leonard

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
"This book is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U.S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing reflection of the elite political culture that allowed and encouraged the Cold War. Particularly important is his careful delineation of the debate over whether Kennedy was about to withdraw from Vietnam, a decision (some argue) aborted by his assassination in November 1963, and Chomsky's analysis of the gulf between the general public and policy-making elites. His larger argument is that Vietnam is just one more phase in the European conquest that began 501 years ago." —Choice

Noam Chomsky is one of America's most prominent political dissidents. A renowned professor of linguistics at MIT, he has authored over 30 political books dissecting such issues as U.S. interventionism in the developing world, the political economy of human rights and the propaganda role of corporate

A book about survival. A book about a tour that any of us could have.
this author has also included a downloadable oral version of this book. Enjoy...Ron
About the Author - Ronald E. Boutelle was born in 1946 in Utica, New York. The son of a decorated WWII bombardier, Ron grew up living in different parts of the world. Ronald served in the USAF between 1969 - 1973. He is the author
of several books, Webmaster, and director of The Young Writers' Showcase.

The leading characters and events that you are about to read are a work of fiction. However, throughout the book the author has interjected as many historical facts as possible to make his
book something more than total fantasy.

Reviews - Sunday morning I sat down to read a couple of pages and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. Avis Christoff

"We of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations who participated in the decisions on Vietnam acted according to what we thought were the principles and traditions of this nation. We made our decisions in light of those values. Yet we were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why."

"A fascinating and extraordinarily candid examination of the errors of judgment of the 'best and the brightest' of our civilian and military leaders during the Vietnam War. This book should be read and carried throughout their careers by every current and future military officer for decades to come."
"Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable and altogether compelling book."


An online monthly magazine that covers military issues.
US Army War College Quarterly
The United States Army's Senior Professional Journal

Our Winter 2001-2002 issue is available now

More than “just another boring organizational magazine,” The VietNow National Magazine, talks about the issues that are important to you.

Unlike lots of other magazines you'll find on the internet, the VietNow National Magazine is a real magazine, printed on paper with a very large printing press. It's not just a "website magazine." And when you become a VietNow member, you'll get your very own copy delivered in the U.S. mail.

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE focuses on news and adventure based on firsthand reports from all over the world. Our commitment to presenting the facts in their entirety sets us apart from mainstream news sources. Our editorial policy is pro-military, pro-strong U.S. defense, pro-police, and pro-veteran. We strongly support the right of the individual to keep and bear arms. By opposing tyranny of all kinds, we support the basic freedom of mankind.