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Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators …along with journalists, civil rights leaders, Muhammad Ali and a Washington Post humor columnist. | UNREDACTED One of the NSA’s targets, Senator Frank Church. By Matthew M. Aid and William Burr This posting also appears on ForeignPolicy.com. As Vietnam War protests grew, the U.S. For years the names of the surveillance targets were kept secret. As the Vietnam War escalated during Lyndon B. The NSA history does not say when these seven men were placed on the watch list — or, more importantly, who decided to task the NSA to monitor their communications. Minaret’s notoriety in U.S. intelligence history is well deserved, even if details of the operation have faded from the public’s memory over the past 40 years. Carried out between 1967 and 1973, the watch list of domestic critics had its origins in the paranoia that pervaded the White House during the administrations of Johnson and Nixon, as public discontent over the Vietnam War grew. In addition, a number of prominent Americans appeared on the Minaret watch list precisely because their thinking dovetailed with the emerging Vietnam War protests.
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On 10th Anniversary, 53% in U.S. See Iraq War as Mistake WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ten years have passed since the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, and it appears the majority of Americans consider this a regrettable anniversary. Fifty-three percent of Americans believe their country "made a mistake sending troops to fight in Iraq" and 42% say it was not a mistake. The March 7-10 results mark the first time Gallup has asked this question since the full withdrawal of American troops in December 2011. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. Americans initially supported the war, with substantial majorities in 2003 saying the U.S. decision to get involved in Iraq was not a mistake. Opinions fluctuated somewhat thereafter but, with one exception, since August 2005, a majority has said the war was a mistake each time Gallup has asked the question -- and at several points, more than 60% said so. A majority of Americans also view Vietnam, another major U.S. military engagement of the modern era, as a mistake.
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The Legacy of the Vietnam War, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Paul Shannon "American imperialism has suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina. But the same forces are engaged In another war against a much less resilient enemy, the American people. Here, the prospects for success are much greater. -- Noam Chomsky, 1975 QUESTION: When the Indochina war ended in 1975 you wrote that our nation's "official" opinion makers would engage in distortion of the lessons to be drawn from the war so that the same basic foreign policy goals could be pursued after the war. CHOMSKY: As far as the opinion makers are concerned, they have been doing exactly what it was obvious they would do. The purpose is obvious: to obscure the fact that the United States did attack South Vietnam and the major war was fought against South Vietnam. And most of us who were opposed to the war, especially in the early '60's -- the war we were opposed to was the war on South Vietnam which destroyed South Vietnam's rural society. Then the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam was formed.