On "The Dissent Channel of the Department of State" from the National Archives blog

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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The National Archives

David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park, explains the historical origins of the DISSENT CHANNEL of the Department of State, recently featured in the news.

In recent weeks we have seen and heard many media reports mentioning the DISSENT CHANNEL of the Department of State. Most stories note that it finds its origins in the controversies over U.S. policy in Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s, but provide little other explanation.