Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were “isolated incidents” in the Vietnam War, carried out by a few “bad apples.” However, as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this pioneering investigation, violence against Vietnamese civilians was not at all exceptional. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of official orders to “kill anything that moves.” Drawing on a decade of research into secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals the policies and actions that resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. He lays out in shocking detail the workings of a military machine that made crimes all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts America to this day.
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"In the notorious My Lai massacre of 1968, American soldiers went amok, attacking innocent civilians in a killing frenzy. The first half of this book's title describes what happened. The author's research has led him to conclude that these killings were not isolated; instead, they exemplified how the real Vietnam War was supposed to be fought. Narrator Don Lee has a deep, resonant voice that works well with the book. He sounds authoritative without being overbearing, and his diction and pacing are impeccable. However, he does have a habit of reading dispassionately about an issue that calls for a more personal connection. He treats the book almost like a news reporter, listing ideas and reading too quickly for listeners to digest the author's vast research. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"