Good Morning, Vietnam
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Because they probably believed, like many people in the 1960s, that rock was a subversive genre of music and that the soldiers fighting in Vietnam would become subversive or insubordinate if they listened to it. Cronauer, who had a history of angering superiors, decided to ignore that rule because he felt that, things being as tense as they were during the war, the soldiers needed some sort of release from the death, destruction, and general tension felt throughout their ranks. Cronauer's use of humor was also frowned upon as being subversive.

Yes. More info can be found on him here, although the article is quite short. The film takes great liberties with the story, as films like this often do.

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