herbicides used are listed in Table-1, as well as the areas treated with them and the landscapes in which they were used. Third, the detrimental effects imposed on the environment causing; erosion, deforestation, climate change and many other adverse environmental consequences. Human health effects are detrimental due to susceptibility of cancer, resulting in specific illnesses in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, United States military personnel and other allies of the war. Economically, reimbursement and care for victims exposed in Vietnam and other countries is too costly. The contention is made that the use of herbicide during the war developed from internal conflicts between the world-system competing to become core countries, leading to the permanence of war economy. Fifth, since the end of the Vietnam War the United States has been marred by lawsuits seeking reimbursement for economic damage caused from the use of herbicides. The research, content, and conclusions provide excellent information to the audience. From the article a reader who has no prior knowledge of this subject is able
to comprehend the writer’s key points about the use of Herbicides in Southeast Asia. One weakness within the article is the uncertainty drawn by the reader as to whether or not the herbicides were used as a weapon.
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