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Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam

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Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people-including 500,000children-are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person accounts with original research, Vietnam War scholarFred A. Wilcox examines long-term consequences for future generations, laying bare the ongoing monumental tragedy in Vietnam, and calls for the United States government to finally admit its role in chemical warfare inVietnam. Wilcox also warns readers that unless we stop poisoning our air, food, and water supplies, the cancer epidemic in the United States and other countries will only worsen, and he urgently demands the chemicalmanufacturers of Agent Orange to compensate the victims of their greed and to stop using the Earth's rivers, lakes, and oceans as toxic waste dumps. Vietnam has chosen August 10-the day that the USbegan spraying Agent Orange on Vietnam-as Agent Orange Day, to commemorate all its citizens who were affected by the deadly chemical. Scorched Earth will be released upon the third anniversary of this day, inhonor of all those whose families have suffered, and continue to suffer, from this tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609803407
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
History : Military - Vietnam War
Introduction:
Chomsky, Noam
Author:
Wilcox, Fred A.
Publication Date:
September 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

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History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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