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April 14, 2009 Flexible Response meant that the president was going to have at beck and call everything he wanted to defend US against SU – conventional means, unconventional means (CIA, overthrowing governments, Peace Corps, foreign aid) On arguments of Michigan teach in of 1965 was that the US was misinterpreting what was going on in Vietnam, it was a nationalist movement, not grand communist movement takeover of the world Critiques of war o Another argument made against war was that the war in Vietnam would necessarily divert resources that were essential for creation of great society and taking away poverty o After 1969, as war ground on- critique added- that Americans were actually losing their soul and were threatening to erode fundamental American values, gruesome war o Why were these critiques so significant? Tapped into deeper concerns in 1960s, 70s People saw this war as reflecting their everyday life o By 1965- some noted civil rights activists apposing war, many asked why they
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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