Thomas Leo Briggs is a former United Staes Army Officer and Central Inteligence Agency Veteran serving serving during the Communist War of Aggression in South East Asia and Secret War in Laos. He is the Author of "Cash on Delivery | CIA Special Operations During the Secret War in Laos", He serves as our Coalition President.
Steve Sherman is a former Special Forces Veteran who served in Vietnam as a 1st LT with 5th Special Forces as a Civil Affairs / Psychological Operations Officer from 1967 to 1968. He is known as the Dean of United States Army Special Forces history and their role during the Vietnam Conflict. He is the author and edited numerous books and articles on the Veitnam Conflict and is the founder of Vietnam Veterans for Factual History www.VVFH.org. https://www.vvfh.org/. He offers his cometary and expertise to our discussion. He is also an active member of Special Forces Association Chapter 78 https://www.specialforces78.com/.
Following is commentary on the PBS film series "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
As the anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War approaches in April of 2025, the CAVWV would like to expand the discussion of the Vietnam War to include our Asian allies who are so often ommitted from most discussions. We hope you will view the episodes below and add you thoughts on each episode. Our organization is primarily made of these allies who we fought along side during the War. Our allies in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and other countries have been ommitted from the series and it is our intention to complete the record by adding thier commentary on what thier experiences were and what they witnessed during this time of conflict. The Vietnam War Documentary Series ( ten episodes containing eighteen hours of footage ) is now being used in many educational settings. Our allies feel the omission of thier service and sacrifices may lead to a distorted historical record of the war. We hope to contribute to the historical record and discussion by adding thier voices. Events never before told or known by these allies will be included and we hope thier contribution will expand the knowledge of the war an provide a resource for future generations to learn from. We offer you an opportunity to view and contribute to the discussion about the war. Our commentary can be found at each of the film links. Tom Briggs a United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam and later as a CIA Case Officer in Pakse, Laos, during "The Secret War'"offers his commentary on each episode. Your comments are also welcome. Please add your voice to the discussion.
Disclaimer: The CAVWV has provided links to each of the episodes as a service to the public that cannot readally gain access to and to amply the intention of the producers as best said by Kim Novick, one of the film makers of the series, "I think the country is ready to have the conversation that we never had about the war which we really need to have." The CAVWV is not or will not monetize this series in any way. Our intention is to reach an audience not often included in discussions about the Veitnam War and to provide a platform for those voices, voices seldom heard.