The first reports claimed that this was an attack on the Viet Cong but these reports did not fool the public for long. Other soldiers decided to tell the true story of what went on in My Lai and the media was livid with how the military censored the information. Soon after, more reports about unreported deaths by the survivors of the My Lai massacre began to surface. As a result of these events, news reports became increasingly negative. Two years after the My Lai Massacre was revealed, the Pentagon Papers published by The New York Times showed that the government lied to the people about the entire war.
During the 1970 's, Watergate was a major political scandal that happened in the U.S. It followed a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. It is most well known for President Nixon 's administration 's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was uncovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration 's resistance amounted into a ginormous crisis. Nixon, obsessed with secrecy, saw all most of his critics as national threats and established an “enemies list” of critical celebrities, politicians and reporters.
The decision to burglarize and steal information from the Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel with the intent to help the Republican Party came to be known as Watergate and ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. It was where the Watergate Burglars broke into the Democratic Party 's National committee offices on
Therefore, he gathered numerous documents about the case into his documents. The atrocities committed against Vietnamese civilians was a political threat to Nixon’s strategy of Vietnamization. Nixon’s goal was to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese so that he is able to withdraw most of the U.S. troops. The massacre in My Lai would further justify the resistance of the enemy and it was the complete opposite of what Nixon wanted to accomplish.
Mexico has a drug problem that continues to grow. About three and a half years ago, Felipe Calderon was sworn in as president and immediately declared "war" on drugs. Since Felipe Calderon became president, about 23,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence, and a mass majority of Mexicans, according to surveys, believe that their president is losing the war on drugs. Despite the huge number of federal forces that are sent into the cities where the cartels are operating. Despite the social programmes that are set up to fight poverty that encourages many to enter the money-making drug trade.
America declared war on Iraq to gain control of Iraq’s oil but in order to do so it had to cover up its track. Within weeks of the devastating 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was named as the perpetrator. But many believe that Bin Laden was just a convenient fall guy, as he already was on the FBI’s most wanted list for the bombing of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, where he killed over 200 people. In 1998, he issued a fatwa against America. However, it is very strange that he did not step forward in the wake of the biggest attack ever on American soil, despite being interviewed multiple times and constantly denying having
Will Allen a former Miami Dolphins cornerback was charged by the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for running a $32 million Ponzi scheme involving professional athletes. Allen and his co-conspirator Susan Daub were indicted on 12 counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of identity theft. Allen and Daub were also charged with money laundering, four counts for Allen and one for Daub. The scheme involved a private lending firm managed by Allen and Daub and used to advertise private short-term loans to professional athletes. The loans ranged from $75,000 to $600,000 with a 12 month term.
Obstruction of justice and perjury were the two crimes that Clinton committed, which caused him to be impeached. Clinton did not consider the legal ramifications of lying about the affair. He was more concerned about his own motives, such as hiding the affair from his wife and daughter. This is an example of imperial presidency, because instead of following the law and constitution, Clinton broke laws in order to obtain his own goals. He is not taking care that the laws be faithfully executed, instead he is pursuing his own
The rouge before acting organized everything that they were planned to do. They first made the kids get separated from the parents in order to make the parents miss their kids and work to get their kids back. They didn 't have the kids and adults together, they also documented people who were in the concentration camps. The Khmer rouge dehumanized the Cambodian society by making a false accusation that they were influenced by the Vietnamese people and helping them in the war against the United States. They first started to kill the educated people to have any interference in the genocide.