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LEVINE JACKIE HILTZ MISSOULA, MONTANA, MARCH 1997 Page 3 INTRODUCTION SOUNDING THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WAR Philip West, Steven I. Levine, and Jackie Hiltz Up behind the front lines a bird used to chirp its mating call at sundown for several days. And his call was answered from amidst the desolation. It was beautiful, a sign maybe that there still remained a God somewhere. Only one evening there was no answering chirp. Merrel Clubb Iwo Jima, March 1945 Relations between the United States and Asia are increasingly economic in nature, but it was not always so.
The unsatisfactory outcomes of the Korean and Vietnam Wars from the official American point of view challenge the conventional wisdom of technological determinists. The blurring of the distinction between combatants and noncombatants, caused partly by the advent of air power, and the enormous destructiveness of modern conventional warfare, to say nothing of nuclear war, have subverted the heroic readings of war that permeate national myths. S. and Asian governments continued to foster and propagate views of war as tests of national will sustained by the heroic efforts of inspired patriots, but the bibliographies and filmographies of these wars mostly point us in a different direction toward post-heroic, tragic, and cynical readings of the wartime experiences.
American and Vietnamese Poetry of Witness: Bridge over Troubled Waters James Soular 100 Page vi 7. Moral Judgment in War and Crimes against Humanity Van Jay Symons 124 Part III. Remembering 8. My Pacific War Revisited Merrel Clubb 145 9. A Double Exposure of the War Ahn Junghyo 161 10. Through American Eyes: Combat Experiences and Memories of Korea and Vietnam Colonel Harry Summers, Jr. 172 11. The Korean War at the Dinner Table Pingchao Zhu 183 12. Myth of the Heroic Soldier and Images of the Enemy James Z.
America's wars in Asia: a cultural approach to history and memory by Philip West, Steven I. Levine, Jackie Hiltz