At the height of the Viet Nam war in 1969, the US lost over 1,300 soldiers and marines per month.

Posted By: pangloss
Date: Tuesday 8 January 2019, at 02:16 pm
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Many of the casualties were draftees. The draft was grossly unfair, poor and middle class sons died, rich kids didn't. The war was losing public support quickly. Nixon was president. Kent State. Cronkite came out against the war.

Those factors, and others, led us to protest.

The much lower death rate and the voluntary army are probably the biggest issues leading few people to not potest now.
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