Studies of war frequently cover battles, tactics and weaponry. However, our staff are also interested in the way in which war leaves a lasting – and often damaging – effect. This involves studying areas such as insurgent violence or the effects of chemical weapons on civilians and the long-term effects of carcinogenic material on the combat ecosystem. Our staff have examined, for example, the way Agent Orange has poisoned American Airforce veterans and how (via dioxin) permeated the South Vietnamese ecosystem: causing multiple birth defects and brain damage in children born today. This interest also covers areas such as PTSD and medical treatment in warfare.

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Poole, D. (2023) Hunting the Viet Cong - Volume II: The Fall of Diem and the Collapse of the Strategic Hamlets, 1961-1964. Helion & Company.