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ACCOUNTING FOR THE DEAD: The Wall and Shifting Casualty Classifications Contrary to popular perception, the 58,279 names engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., are not strictly a listing of U.S. military personnel killed in action in the Vietnam War. In fact, nearly 11,000 are “non-action” casualties. Arts Editor Marc Leepson explains what that means, how this accounting has changed since The Wall was dedicated in 1982, and the procedure by which names have been retroactively added to the memorial. [On the cover]
AFTER THE BASES CLOSED: Postwar Toxic Landscapes in Vietnam Historian David Biggs examines one of the legacies of the war: millions of acres of Vietnamese terrain contaminated with toxic waste and unexploded ordnance.
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