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THE DRAFT | The Origins of the Vietnam War | PBS

Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365472163/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=draf_covefullprogram (US Only) Premieres Monday, April 27 at 9/8c.
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Anti-communist fervor prompted American involvement in Vietnam. Kennedy and Johnson committed young men to the cause via the draft—and public opinion initially supported the drums of war. But anti-war protestors gradually gained support as rising draft numbers made it impossible to ignore the reality of combat.

THE DRAFT, airs as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War.