Forgotten hero: Senator Wayne Morse against war in Vietnam

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Sen. Morse was one of only two Senators (!) who opposed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized  President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam without a declaration of war.

The Tonkin Resolution was the official start of the Vietnam war.

The war brought death to millions of civilians and several hundred thousand soldiers, not to speak of the wounded, the crippeled and the mentally disturbed.

– Schlesinger

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 My view is that the shift of Israel's perception of its security occurred after the 1967 war, enabling Israel to realize the extent of its military prowess and giving rise to an imperial conception of Israeli security in place of the pre-I967 emphasis on the defense of Israel's actual borders against those Arab forces that challenged its physical and political existence.

Richard Falk
(Prof. für Völkerrecht. Über den Wandel israelischer Sicherheitspolitik nach 1967)

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