Veterans: Mutiny Over Central America

Mutiny Over Central America

Viet Nam Combat Survivor Richard Anderson espouses some maverick ideas for a post commander of the conservative Veterans of Foreign Wars. "Our job," says Anderson, head of Post 5888, Santa Cruz, Calif., "is to keep people from becoming veterans." Last April the 36 members of Post 5888, most of them Viet Nam vets, passed a resolution calling for "a policy of self-determination and nonintervention in Central America" and an organization-wide debate on the Reagan Administration's militant stance in the region. Though the proposal was overwhelmingly rejected by the 9,800 V.F.W. posts at the national convention in August, the Santa Cruz dissidents...

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