Vietnam is Here: The Antiwar Movement
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In October 1967, during the events of Stop the Draft Week in Washington, DC, the activist Dave McReynolds declared, “Vietnam is here.” He was right; opinion polls at that time demonstrated that Vietnam had eclipsed civil rights as the nation’s top problem. The war in Southeast Asia was overwhelming America. The antiwar movement, however, had developed slowly during the first part of the 1960s. That was because the United States was involved in a cold war with the forces of communism—the Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies, and China and its Asian neighbors North Korea and North Vietnam.
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