On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.”
This pledge is hammered into the American psyche at every turn. But there is a hidden, dark history that shows that the politicians are in fact no friend to service members–but their greatest enemy.
In Part I of this two-part episode, Abby Martin documents experimentation on US troops, from race-based chemical agent tests to nuclear weapons.
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