South Viet Nam: Unrequited Love

The letter of protest was much milder than most of the antiwar mail that enters the White House each week, but it had its own special kick. "Viet Cong terrorism is real," it said. "So are the innocent victims of U.S. bombing, strafing and shelling." It went on to describe the war in Viet Nam as "an overwhelming atrocity." What made the letter unusual was that it was signed by 49 members of the International Voluntary Service, a private Peace Corps-like organization whose 170 staffers in Viet Nam exemplify the best of the...

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