The Phoenix program is arguably the most misunderstood and controversial program undertaken by the governments of the United States and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was, quite simply, a set of programs that sought to attack and destroy the political infrastructure of the Lao Dong Party hereafter referred to as the Viet Cong infrastructure or VCI in South Vietnam. The program was controversial because the antiwar movement and critical scholars in the United States and elsewhere portrayed it as an unlawful and immoral assassination program targeting civilians. Unfortunately, there have been few objective analyses of Phoenix, and it still is looked upon with a great deal of suspicion and misunderstanding by many who study the Vietnam War.
Having stopped in Tahiti for some 5 months, the crew of the Bounty became attached to the sexual freedoms and paradisiacal ways of the Tahitians, and were reluctant to leave.
When Lieutenant William Bligh instituted harsh punishments for lack of discipline among his crew, Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian gathered a band of disaffected crew members to launch a mutiny against Bligh.
On 28 th Apriljust 23 days after leaving the sensual pleasures of Tahiti, the mutineers seized control of the Bounty and set William Bligh and 18 loyalists adrift in an open boat. Fletcher Christian and the mutineers turn Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 others adrift; painting by Robert Dodd public domain William Bligh completed a voyage of more than 4, miles 6, kmeventually reaching England in Apriland immediately despatched the HMS Pandora to apprehend the mutineers.
Meanwhile, Christian, along with 9 of the mutineers and 18 Polynesians — 6 men, 11 women, and 1 child — sought out a new home where they would be safe from capture. They arrived on Pitcairn island on 15 Januarywhere they burned and sank the Bounty, still visible today underwater in Bounty Bay.
To the rest of the world, the mutineers had seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. However, like the famous novel Lord of the Fliesit was not long before isolation, along with lack of government and societal rules, led to the emergence of jealousy, treachery, and murder.
Many of the tensions revolved around the lack of women on the island. Five of the mutineers were murdered by Polynesian men, who believed the British crew members were treating them as slaves and taking their women.
In retribution, the remaining mutineers killed the Polynesian men. Another mutineer, William McCoy, committed suicide while drunk on locally distilled beer. Byjust ten years after settlement, all the Polynesian men had been killed, and only one mutineer remained John Adamsas well as 9 Polynesian women and 19 children.
John Adams turned to the scriptures for a new and peaceful society and brought up the children according to strict Puritanical morality.
He lived on Pitcairn island until his death in aged He is the only one with a known burial site. However, researchers began searching for the remains of other inhabitants in They started their search under the town hall in Adamstown because local legend suggests there may be an old cemetery there.
Locals were especially interested in finding the bones of Fletcher Christian. The possible remains of Edward Young may have been unearthed already; bones were found while an electric cable was being laid, however no DNA analysis was completed at the time to find out if they really belonged to the mutineer and the grave was covered over again.
After the rediscovery of Pitcairn, John Adams was granted amnesty for his part in the mutiny. The population of the island began to expand as visitors arrived and settled on the island, while others became shipwrecked and marooned on its shores and decided to stay.
However, inthe Seventh-day Adventist preacher John Tay visited the island and converted the islanders, including the Polynesians, to accept his faith. To this day, the islanders of Pitcairn remain dedicated Adventists.However, Cariaga said that though reward system is a big help, local police were able to sustain in their battle against illegal drugs even without giving financial incentives to informants.
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