The Vietnam war left an indelible mark on America. Not since our Civil War has a conflict so divided our people.
And, a generation after the war in Vietnam ended; many Americans remain haunted by its memory. More than three decades after the fall of Saigon, it is time to better understand the enemy we fought in Vietnam and the role their "Iron Will" played in its outcome.
The best way to do so is by sharing the personal experiences of the men and women who epitomized this Will--empowering them to live, fight, endure and prevail in their war with America.
And, by doing so...perhaps those still haunted by the Vietnam conflict can begin the process of exorcising its ghosts.
Stories never before told--from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields ... as revealed in hundreds of personal interviews with enemy veterans & their war diaries.
He writes extensively on foreign policy and defense issues, having written hundreds of articles for various newspapers, magazines and professional journals, including:
USA Today The Washington Post The New York Times The Washington Times The LA Times The Chicago Tribune The San Diego Union Parade magazine & others
His articles have covered issues of major importance, oftentimes providing readers with unique perspectives that have never appeared elsewhere. This has resulted, on several occasions, in his work being cited by members of Congress and entered into the US Congressional Record.
His thoughtful perspectives earned him an invitation to join the prestigious Committee on the Present Danger (CPD), of which the honorary co-chairmen are Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Jon Kyl, former Secretary of State George P. Schultz and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey. The CPD is a non-partisan organization with one goal--to stiffen American resolve to confront the challenge presented by terrorism and the ideologies that drive it.
Colonel Zumwalt is featured as one of 56 US military professionals in LEADING THE WAY, a book by best-selling author Al Santoli, which documents the most critical moments of the interviewees' combat experiences from Vietnam to Somalia.
He has also been cited in numerous other books and publications for unique insights based on his research on the Vietnam war, North Korea (a country he has visited ten times and about which he is able to share some very telling observations) and Desert Storm.
Colonel Zumwalt received a presidential appointment to be the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, in which capacity he served from 1991-1992.
Because of his expertise, he also was asked to participate in a very unique educational project conducted at a high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he voluntarily contributes time and resources to educating students on issues of international importance.
I served in the US Navy with the author aboard USS Leahy DLG 16 around 1970-1971. He later transferred to the Marine Corps. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johnnie Noles
as a combat vet during all of 1968 with the 4 Cavalry, 1st Inf. Div., like most vets we did not understand our enemy and what the war was really about and why we were there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by librarylady
Love this book! A Vietnam veteran myself, I nevertheless learned a lot. My own favorite story was about the "disappearing bridges" the North Vietnamese built along the Ho... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Larry Brower
The basic precept of the book is that the Vietnamese soldiers were highly motivated and that they suffered a lot. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
You can't help but appreciate the clarity of Mr Zumwalt's powerful anti-war message. We, as anti-war protesters in the 1960's and 70's, failed to. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Henry Doerr
Mr. Zumwalt's book was well written and a fascinating insight into the North Vietnamese's and Viet Cong's viewpoint of the war. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph H. Dunckel
I couldn't put this book down...and I normally get distracted easily. This should be on every politician's desk. Read morePublished 11 months ago by V.G.Rios
As a +30 year military vet, I could not put this book down. This author's first hand story is not only compelling but necessary. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard Rodgers
As a Vietnam Vet, I found the short stories from the VC and NVA vets interesting. The main claim appear to be that nationalism and greater (communist) dedication motivated the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kenton D Charles