Conservative veterans in turn used this trend to build their political and cultural capital. They embraced and expanded narratives that insisted those returning from Vietnam were ignored or mistreated, reinforcing the notion that Vietnam was a unique war and that extraordinary measures would be required to move beyond it. Efforts to eradicate the qVietnam syndromeq through the creation of veterans programs ironically ensured the continued centrality of the Vietnam War in American political culture.98 Reagan tied Grenada to Vietnam through the veterans of the two conflicts. Shortly ... Robert G. Kaiser was similarly critical in an essay in the Washington Post. ... 99 Vietnam veterans, however, did not necessarily appreciate the comparison.
|Title||:||Fighting the Vietnam Syndrome: The Construction of a Conservative Veterans Politics, 1966--1984|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|