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Old 05-26-2006, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Golgo
Just finished reading Dispatches by Michael Herr ...
There is above top-secret info about the Vietnam war in "Dispatches" that I was privy to as part of my Air Force job. When my enlistment was over, the Air Force wouldn't discharge me until I signed an oath swearing not to reveal this secret EVER. The penalty for doing so was up to 30 years imprisonment at hard labor.

When Herr's book came out, I was overjoyed to find the secret info in it. The military can't silence civilian writers, fortunately.
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