Jeremy Kuzmarov is J.P. Walker assistant professor of history at the University of Tulsa and author of "The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs" (UMass, 2009) and "Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century" (UMass, 2009).
William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), now teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. His books and articles focus primarily on military history and include Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism (Potomac Press, 2005). He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Originally appeared on Alternet and reprinted with the permission of the author.
Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at the Nation Institute. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, and regularly at TomDispatch. He is the author most recently of "Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" (The American Empire Project, Metropolitan Books). Published on January 15th, it offers a new look at the American war machine in Vietnam and the suffering it caused. His website is NickTurse.com. You can follow him on Tumblr and on Facebook.
Jonathan Schell is a Fellow at The Nation Institute, and the peace and disarmament correspondent for the Nation magazine. Among many other works, he is the author of "The Real War," a collection of his New Yorker reportage on the Vietnam War.
[Under review in this essay: Nick Turse, "Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" (Metropolitan Books, 2013). Jonathan Schell’s classic Vietnam books, "The Village of Ben Suc" and "The Military Half," are now collected in "The Real War" (Da Capo Press).]