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Routine urinalysis,designed to identify those men using hard drugs...was initiated in Vietnam in June 1971.At its peak,drug usage was identified in 4.2% of service personnel.A combination of rehabilitation programs and education..brought this figure down to 2.5% by the end of 1971.
One reason for the reported rise in reported drug usage was that,reflecting changes in American social attitudes of that same era,military attitudes to drug use also changed.Beginning in late 1970,drug abuse increasingly became seen as a treatable condition,and users were encouraged to seek professional treatment.So,while previously soldiers would have hidden a drug problem from authorities,by late 1970,they confessed their dependency to obtain punishment-free treatment.
mars wrote:Peter H wrote:Cortright is a peace activist.
Originally it was written in 1975;why the reprint of his book now?Perhaps to influence those involved in a more current war?
The LA Times has also dredged the war up again recently:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... -headlines
thank you Peter, I may pass this book, since I do not like historian books writted by either known Liberal or known Conservative, I prefer reading historian books writtend by serious historian researcher
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