Re-Elect the Dike Bomber???

Title

Re-Elect the Dike Bomber???

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement and Electoral Politics

Description

Throughout the U.S. war in Vietnam, policy-makers debated whether to bomb the system of dikes in North Vietnam as a way to drive the Hanoi government to the peace table. In 1965 and 1966, American military and political leaders rejected the idea, but it was revived again during the early 1970s by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the Nixon Administration. The bombing of North Vietnamese dikes became a powerful propaganda tool for the North Vietnamese government seeking global sympathy in its war with the U.S., as well as among anti-war activists in America. This button, created during the 1972 election season, plays on this controversy.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1972

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Re-Elect the Dike Bomber???,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed June 13, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/188.

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