University Of Dayton Examines The Legacies Of The Vietnam War

Jun 8, 2021

While the Vietnam War ended 50 years ago, the legacies of that conflict have left a lasting scar. That's the findings of a new report from the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, which contends that Vietnam War-era policies underlie much of the militarization of today's society as well as political and social polarization and violence.

The report examines the lasting effects of war crimes, the use of the chemical defoliant Agent Orange and the devastating impact of unexploded bombs. The researchers point out that when it comes to reconciliation and healing after the war, the United State has never acknowledged its responsibility.  

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the report "Coming to Terms with Legacies of the Vietnam War" are the co-authors, University of Dayton Human Rights Center Executive Director Shelley Inglis; and Post-doctoral Fellow Paul Morrow.

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