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  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/23/2017 1:32:05 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 99 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/23/2017 | Aaron Blake
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  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire

    10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with. Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970. Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail...
  • John McCain Launches Attack On Trump As He Savages Wealthy Young Men Who Avoided The Vietnam Draft '

    10/23/2017 6:02:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Abigail Miller
    McCain spoke about the Vietnam War in a C-SPAN interview aired Sunday nightHe criticized wealthy individuals who were able to avoid being drafted by having doctors write them a note that they had a bone spurOne of those was President Trump - who has longstanding beef with McCainIn 2015 Trump criticized McCain for being a POW during Vietnam - despite the fact that his service earned him the title of War HeroEarlier this year McCain was one of few republicans who didn't vote for Trump's proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act  Senator John McCain delivered a...
  • McCain takes veiled shots at Trump over draft dodging

    10/22/2017 11:35:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2017 | 2:28am | Chris Perez
    Sen. John McCain took some veiled shots at President Trump over the weekend — slamming high income draft dodgers like himself for using their wealth to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” the Arizona lawmaker told C-SPAN3 in an interview that aired Sunday. “That is wrong. That is wrong,” he said. “If we’re going to ask every American to...
  • A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno

    10/21/2017 5:20:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic Journal ^ | 10/17/17 | Thomas Addis
    He didn’t have to be there, not in that place and at that time. But there he was. He could have been back at the base in Da Nang, waiting for the soldiers to return, and no one would have given it a second thought. But he chose to be with the men. In actuality, he didn’t even have to be in Vietnam at all. His tour of duty had ended months before, and so he could have been home in America. But he asked for, and was granted, an extension. How could he not be with the young men...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Will Ken Burns' twisted version of Vietnam War endure?

    10/19/2017 5:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 10/19/2017 | Richard Botkin
    “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” Richard Nixon’s 1994 post-war observation remains as prescient as ever. With the release of the Ken Burns/Lynne Novick epic 10-part PBS documentary on the war last month, it is safe to say that the misreporting and misremembering have only been compounded and exacerbated. For those among us who expected favorable treatment for the American effort to halt the spread of communism and a serious look at our South Vietnamese allies beyond the recycled shibboleths of their leaders as corrupt...
  • Justifying Betrayal of Vietnam Emerges as the Raison d’ętre Of Ken Burns’ Film on the War

    10/18/2017 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    NY Sun ^ | October 11, 2017 1.6K342 | By PHILLIP JENNINGS, Special to the Sun
    The only positive thing I can say about Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War is this — if it is the best the left has, we may blessedly have heard the last of them. The arguments Mr. Burns presents are weak, biased, and insulting. The documentary is scripted to evoke sorrow and moral indignation over what was presented as American error, ineptness, and lack of moral purpose. The narrative counterposes happy and earnest winners (the communists) with sad and angst-ridden losers (America and the South Vietnamese). It deemed only such perspectives worthy of inclusion. Mr. Burns fails to find...
  • A nurse’s aide plays video games while a veteran dies at Bedford VA hospital

    10/17/2017 7:05:12 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Andrea Estes
    Bill Nutter was very sick. Not only had he just lost his second leg to diabetes, but he also suffered from a condition that could cause his heart to stop beating without warning.... At first, Waible insisted she had made the required checks on Nutter, even initialing paperwork that purported to document her visits. But she eventually confessed when an OIG investigator told her the hospital’s cameras showed she never left her computer for her entire shift, according to someone with direct knowledge. None of these facts were shared with the Nutters, family members said.
  • Mission Failure: The Burns & Novick “The Vietnam War” Misses its Target- A Review (Part I)

    10/17/2017 6:52:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    Providence Mag ^ | October 17th 2017 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick PBS series on the Vietnam War put me in mind of a memorable essay that Jim Webb—Vietnam war hero, novelist, secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, and most recently Democratic senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia—penned for the American Enterprise Institute seventeen years ago. In this remarkable piece, he called into question the popular idea of a “Vietnam generation.” Webb noted that those who came of age during that war are more properly regarded not as a generation but as an age group, permanently divided by different reactions to a whole range of counter-cultural...
  • A faulty retelling of ‘The Vietnam War’

    10/17/2017 10:11:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s prosecution of the war in Southeast Asia is poorly told by Ken Burns in his new...
  • Jane Fonda: 'I Don’t Regret Going to Vietnam' - 'I'm Proud That I Went'

    10/17/2017 7:58:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Last week on BBC's "Hardtalk," actress Jane Fonda was asked by show host Stephen Sackur if inside her she had a "sense of regret" for her 1972 visit to North Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War. Fonda denied having any regret about the visit itself and argued she had justifications for the trip. [Snip] The [only] part she said she had regretted was appearing with the anti-aircraft and looking that she was against American soldiers and "siding with the enemy," which she said wasn't the case.
  • The Rise and Fall of the US Army

    10/06/2017 9:29:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 44 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 6, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone is a sign of the times. Spenser Rapone is a tenfold beacon in the night, a thousand blaring klaxons showing the nation and the world just how far our glorious army has fallen. Spenser Rapone is a disgrace to the army, to the famous 10th Mountain Division where is currently assigned and to the United States of America. His continued presence in the US military is a slap in the face to every grunt, tanker, zoomie, swabbie and gyrene that gave their lives for this country. Rapone literally came out of the gulag last week, when...
  • Review: 'Fire Road' adds napalm girl's voice to famous photo

    10/04/2017 12:03:40 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2017 | Jennifer Kay
    For most of her life, Phuc writes in a new memoir, she tried to run away from that moment when she became the Napalm Girl. Throughout "Fire Road," she explains how she came to see her life instead as a journey toward faith and peace. Phuc's survival and the errant bombing of civilians in her village outside Saigon by the South Vietnamese military have been comprehensively explored by journalists in the decades since the war, and in Denise Chong's 1999 book, "The Girl in the Picture," that detailed the war from the Vietnamese perspective. "Fire Road," written with Ashley Wiersma,...
  • Vietnam and Japan would be among hardest hit by a Korean conflict

    10/04/2017 6:34:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 4, 2017 | MASAYUKI YUDA and TOMOMI KIKUCHI
    Vietnam and Japan would be among hardest hit by a Korean conflict Moody's and the World Bank warn of serious economic consequences to Asia MASAYUKI YUDA and TOMOMI KIKUCHI, Nikkei staff writers TOKYO -- If recent escalations in tensions ultimately culminate in a military conflict on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. and North Korea would not be the only countries to suffer -- at least in terms of credit-worthiness, the ratings company Moody's warns. Vietnam and Japan would be also be in the firing line. More broadly, the simmering tensions could jeopardize otherwise upbeat prospects for growth across the region,...
  • The tragedy of the PBS-Ken Burns version of the Vietnam War

    09/29/2017 9:21:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 9/29/2017 | Stephen Sherman
    Thank you, Ken Burns, for bringing the issue of Vietnam back to our attention. Thank you for doing this before all of us who served there, and the 70% of us who would have gone back and done it all again, have been silenced by actuarial factor death. Thank you, Ken Burns, for imagining that this country can be healed and divisions overcome. But just one more thing, Mr. Burns: come help us identify the untruths and tear down "this wall" of false history.
  • Trump Needs to Watch Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam War’ ASAP (Barf Alert)

    09/26/2017 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 26th 2017 | Max Boot
    President Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game with North Korea, risking a repeat of one of the mistakes that ensnared America in the Vietnam War — only worse. The U.S. president is castigating the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, in unusually personal and menacing terms. In early August, he threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and then warned that the U.S. armed forces were “locked and loaded.” At the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, he said that if the U.S. “is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no...
  • Best Critique of Burns Vietnam

    09/22/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    Vietnam Veterans for Factual History ^ | 9/22/17 | Steve Sherman
    Steve Sherman and VVFFH are reviewing each episode, pointing out the falsehoods, misrepresentations, outright lies and propaganda as they come up. Here is a summary of the first episode: Segment One: (1945-1959) Fails to mention that Ho Chi Minh was a Comintern (Soviet) agent for nearly 20 years, not a nationalist as portrayed in the documentary. If he was a true nationalist, he would have worked with the other anti-French nationalists (VNQDD, Dai Viet, Catholic, Cao Dai, etc.) instead of betraying them to the French Surete to be imprisoned or killed. He also murdered many anti-French nationalists and Vietnamese patriots...
  • A Vietnamese reviews the Burns series on the war

    09/22/2017 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The Royal New Zealand Artillery ^ | September 19, 2017 | Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang
    Preview of new US PBS Vietnam War documentary TV series being screened in the US from this week. Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 . Submitted by Barry Dreyer, for interest and forewarning. The preview is by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang, a Vietnamese doctor who served with the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. COMMENTS ON "THE VIETNAM WAR", an 18 EPISODE DOCUMENTARY SERIES Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang ====================================================== I was fortunate to be part of a joint PBS and local library panel to preview the Vietnam War Documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick who had spent ten years to...

    09/22/2017 4:42:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 09/22/2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The Vietnam War, the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is running on PBS. Thursday’s episode 5 showed the conflict on the brink of the Tet Offensive in 1968. Future episodes will deal with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973, which paved the way for the victory of the Soviet-backed North Vietnamese Communists in 1975. One California state senator has considerable experience on that front. The Communists changed the name of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City and Janet Nguyen was born there in 1976. Her father was a South Vietnamese soldier and imprisoned when...