What's in a Word?

Ullman, Harlan
April 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2008, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p10
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's comments on the use of the term 'swiftboating' for those who serve or have served in the U.S. Navy. He further says that the term has now become the term of choice for describing a political smear campaign that resembles the attacks on politician John Kerry by the political action committee called Swiftboat Veterans for Truth (SBVFT). He says that the term should not be used to dignify the naval process and demean real heroism under fire.


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