Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWS, MIAS, and the Unending Vietnam War

November 19, 2009

An interview with author Michael J. Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Northwestern University.

Fewer Americans were captured or missing during the Vietnam War than in any previous major military conflict in U.S. history. Yet despite their small numbers, American POWs inspired an outpouring of concern that slowly eroded support for the war. Michael J. Allen reveals how wartime loss transformed U.S. politics well before, and long after, the war's official end.