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OPINION: McGovern and not-perfect Mark Hatfield were right about Vietnam

Published 08/16/2011, Syndicated columnist

The McGovern-Hatfield amendment, had it passed, would have set a deadline for the end of U.S. military operations in South Vietnam. McGovern-Hatfield became “the most outstanding defiance of executive power regarding the war prior to 1971,” writes Wikipedia. That defiance is repeated today in debates over wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and the use of U.S. military might around the world.

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