WGXC-90.7 FM

Making Contact: The Draft, Duty, and Dissent

Jun 30, 2017: 3pm - 3:30 pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

WGXC Hudson Studio (2011 - March 2018)

704 Columbia St., Floor 2 | Hudson, NY 12534

Produced by National Radio Project.

"The Draft, Duty, and Dissent: G.I. Resistance to War." It was the 1960s, and throughout the United States, opposition to the War in Vietnam was growing. The Draft forced young men to make a choice about their own participation in the war. And many chose to resist. Over the course of the war, 2.6 million went to fight in Vietnam. More than 15 million were exempt or disqualified from military service. And over 200,000 officially defied the draft. Today, the U.S. military is made up of those who enlist. What does it take – in the absence of an official draft – to build resistance to war and empire among the very people charged with fighting for it? Produced by National Radio Project.