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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations.

SBVT criticizes Kerry with regard to his military service history while he was in Vietnam (particularly some of the medals he received) and his subsequent activities in opposition to the war in the early 1970s. It has expressed these positions in a book and television advertisements that feature Vietnam veterans. Other Vietnam veterans have disputed the charges and supported Kerry. The organization has also been the subject of formal complaints from the Kerry campaign (alleging that it is illegally coordinated with the Bush campaign) and independent groups (alleging improper fundraising).


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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations.

SBVT has challenged the legitimacy of how Kerry obtained several combat medals and his accounts of the Vietnam war, particularly the veracity of his 1971 testimony before Congress. The group made these challenges in television advertisements appearing in hotly contested electoral states, in a book, and in the widespread print and electronic media coverage members of the group received. The group's message had an impact on the 2004 presidential campaign, causing Kerry's poll numbers to dip, especially amongst veterans. But critics of the group, and many men who served directly under Kerry in Vietnam, charged that the allegations made by SBVT were false and amounted to a "dishonest" (citation required) smear campaign designed to discredit Kerry. The organization has also been the subject of formal complaints from the Kerry campaign which alleges that the Bush campaign illegally coordinated with SBVT.


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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations.

The SBVT group has engaged in mass media communications which directly challenge the legitimacy of how Kerry obtained several combat medals and his accounts of the Vietnam war, particularly the veracity of his 1971 testimony before Congress. The group has broadcast various derisive contentions against Mr. Kerry via certain television advertisements, in a book, and via the widespread media coverage some members of the group have received. In repsonse to the contentions raised by this group, John Kerry's presidential campaign has offered aggressive rebuttals. It is the differing nature of these contentions and rebuttals and the resulting media coverage, which has resulted in an election 2004 controversy.


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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations. SBVT criticizes Kerry with regard to his military service history while he was in Vietnam (particularly some of the medals he received) and his subsequent activities in opposition to the war in the early 1970s.

The SBVT group has engaged in mass media communications which directly challenge the legitimacy of how Kerry obtained several combat medals and his accounts of the Vietnam war. The group has broadcast various derisive contentions against Mr. Kerry via certain television advertisements, in a book, and via the widespread media coverage some members of the group have received. In response to the contentions raised by this group, John Kerry's presidential campaign has offered aggressive rebuttals. It is the differing nature of these contentions and rebuttals and the resulting media coverage, which has resulted in an election 2004 controversy.


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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations. SBVT criticizes Kerry with regard to his military service history while he was in Vietnam (particularly some of the medals he received) and his subsequent activities in opposition to the war in the early 1970s.

The SBVT group has engaged in mass media communications which directly challenge the legitimacy of how Kerry obtained several combat medals and his accounts of the Vietnam war. The group has broadcast various derisive contentions against Mr. Kerry via certain television advertisements, in a book, and via the widespread media coverage some members of the group have received. In response to the contentions raised by this group, John Kerry's presidential campaign and his supporters, have offered aggressive rebuttals. It is the differing nature of these contentions and rebuttals and the resulting media coverage, which has resulted in an election 2004 controversy.


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Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), formed in 2004, is an organization of American Swift boat veterans of the Vietnam War, registered under section 527 of the U.S. tax code to oppose John Kerry's U.S. presidential aspirations. SBVT aggressively criticizes Kerry in regard to his Vietnam military service and also his subsequent anti-war activities, in particular, his 1971 Congressional testimony.

The SBVT group has engaged in mass media communications which directly challenge the legitimacy of how Kerry obtained several combat medals and his accounts of the Vietnam war. The group has broadcast various derisive contentions against Mr. Kerry via certain television advertisements, in a book, and via the widespread media coverage some members of the group have received. In response to the contentions raised by this group, John Kerry's presidential campaign and his supporters have offered forceful rebuttals. It is the differing nature of these contentions and rebuttals and the resulting media coverage, which has resulted in an election 2004 controversy.