‘Hell, they’re your problem, not ours’: Draft Dodgers, Military Deserters and Canada-United States Relations in the Vietnam War Era

@article{Stewart2018HellTY,
  title={‘Hell, they’re your problem, not ours’: Draft Dodgers, Military Deserters and Canada-United States Relations in the Vietnam War Era},
  author={Luke Stewart},
  journal={{\'E}tudes canadiennes / Canadian Studies},
  year={2018}
}
  • Luke Stewart
  • Published 31 December 2018
  • Political Science
  • Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies
Despite the fact tens of thousands of United States draft dodgers and military deserters came to Canada to escape the Vietnam War, the U.S. government did not launch a formal protest to the Canadian government. “‘Hell, they’re your problem, not ours’” explores why, for example, U.S. diplomats would criticize Sweden for accepting dodgers and deserters and not Canada. This discrepancy will be examined through a transnational perspective which takes into consideration Canada’s standing in U.S… 

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