Marjorie Cohn joins the show to discuss her recent article, “The Vietnam War is Not History for Victims of Agent Orange.” Cohn elaborates on her major criticism of the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary—his lack of coverage of agent orange. Cohn describes many of the awful results of agent orange exposure, how the United States has denied opportunities for victims to seek justice, and above all, why it remains a pressing issue to this day.
Marjorie Cohn is a professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the author of numerous books including “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.” Find all of her work at her website marjoriecohn.com.
Discussed on the show:
- “Makers of Agent Orange followed formula dictated by U.S. government” (McClatchy)
- “Exposure opportunity models for Agent Orange, dioxin, and other military herbicides used in Vietnam, 1961–1971” (Nature.com)
- Paris Peace Accords
- H.R.334 – Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2017
- ” The Vietnam War is Not History for Victims of Agent Orange” (Huffington Post)
- Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign
- Colonel David Hackworth
- Scott Ritter
- Veterans for Peace
- Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, by Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd
- Depleted Uranium