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  • The Green Berets and Casualties of War

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    The Green Berets and Casualties of War The films I chose to do my comparative paper on are The Green Berets and Casualties of War. Both of these films deal with issues concerning the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was viewed as unpopular and pointless by society; The Green Berets objective was to gain support for the Vietnam War. The film puts great emphasis on liberal war journalist George Beckwith (David Janssen). Beckwith originally doubts America's involvement in the war, but after spending

  • The Green Berets Analysis

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    Green Berets came to the defense of the film. One lieutenant colonel commented that “when Hollywood’s doing it, you have to expect dramatization-some exaggeration. But I thought it was a real fine film.” Another officer enthusiastically said, “I think it caught the essence,” And according to a Green Beret sergeant major, the film, “was just God, Mother, and Flag. Now who the hell could have any opposition to that? It was a good, low-key, accurate picture…The accuracy was there and the photography

  • The Green Berets And Apocalypse Now

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    This paper will be discussing the two movies The Green Berets (1968) and Apocalypse Now (1978), and argue how The Green Berets is a propagandist pro-war film depicting the unrealities of the Vietnam War while Apocalypse Now is an ambiguous anti-war film that shows the social and political absurdities of the Vietnam War. The Green Berets is would be classified as a pro-war film depicted in favor of the American troops. The Green Berets, contrasts the harshness and brutality of the Vietcong with the

  • the things they carried Essay

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    The things they carried,by Tim O'brien      "Oh man, you fuckin' trashed the fucker. You scrambled his sorry self, look at that, you did, you laid him out like fuckin' Shredded Wheat." I chose to start off my essay with this particular exert from the book because I think that it very much represents the story in itself. Azar said this, after Tim (supposedly) killed a Vietnamese soldier with a hand grenade. It shows that in times of war, how callous men can become

  • Serving as Part of the Green Berets

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    Earning the way into the Army’s Green Berets, a branch of the Army’s Special Forces, is no easy task. Being a part of a military service as prestigious as the Green Berets branch in the Special Forces is a great aspiration. The great leadership skills, intelligence, and overall drive it takes for a person to achieve this type of rank in the Armed Forces is something that are greatly admired in the United States. This elite group offers safety and security to the citizens of the United States and

  • Analysis: The Ballad Of The Green Berets

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    recognize the immense bravery, strength and courage the soldiers displayed by fighting. But, in The Ballad of the Green Berets it focuses not only what is happening during this time period in the United States, it also talks about the conflict from a soldier’s perspective. This allows the song to explain how the Conflict was an opportunity to show that against all odds, the Green Berets and all the soldiers never stopped

  • Women in Special Forces

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    submit paper: Step 2 of 2 * AuthorPeter Rivera * TitleWomen in Special Forces Preview Paper Women in Special Forces (Green Beret) Peter Rivera Management 410 Dr. Beth Hogan Women in Special Forces In this paper I will present my position about women working in Special Forces (green berets). I will mention other countries that have women in combat positions or units. I will explain the job involvement of Special Forces, the training and qualifications required, and the job demands,

  • Racial Injustice Essay

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    Summative 1: Racial Injustice Racial injustice has been a recurring problem in the United States. Americans didn’t talk about how the blacks were being treated until Dr. Martin Luther King Jr started speaking and protesting racial injustice. In modern day America, racial injustice is still an occurring problem, mostly between blacks and the police force. African American’s have felt like the police force is out to get them, with valid reason of course. People have tried to protest, using slogans

  • Green Berets: A Folklore or More Essay

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    Green Berets The Vietnam War was a prolong struggle of communist faction forcing unification of north and South Vietnam. To prevent the spread of communism the United States allied with the South Vietnamese to fight back against the communist faction. The Vietnam War span over 18 years it was apparent that there was no way in winning the war. The U.S leaders lost the support of the American people in fighting a war we can’t win. The U.S leaders thought up and created an elite peace

  • Stereotypes In The Film The Green Berets

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    Many films have been made about the Vietnam War over the decades, however, the events and people that many of these films portray are not historically accurate. Many of these films have been embellished to satisfy the expectations of the viewers. Rather than producing a film that reflects the true nature and the events of the Vietnam War, the movie industry invents fictional characters and uses stereotypes in unison with fictional backstories that are meant to keep the audience’s attention throughout