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  • Australian engineer says he has found Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Earth...

    According to Mr McMahon's claims, the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island, which is 22.5km north of Mauritius, in an area of the ocean that has not been searched before.
  • The Attack

    03/15/2018 11:23:46 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 52 replies
    This is the continuation of my first story The DarkI posted a couple of days ago. These events took place in April, 1967.
  • US news website names Hanoi among 13 best places to visit in March

    03/14/2018 8:16:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 100 replies
    Vietnam plus ^ | VNA Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:14:00
    As winter's cold grip loosens on Hanoi, the city has been named one of the ideal travel destinations for March by American-based Business Insider. (please see the link, for the full article)
  • The Dark

    03/13/2018 1:03:37 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 104 replies
    Some of you asked me to write some more about my experiences all those years ago. This one is about a close call and my memories of it.
  • Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage

    03/13/2018 11:25:18 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies ^ | n/a | Richard Nixon Foundation
    On May 24, 1973, President and First Lady Nixon hosted American Prisoners of War held captive in Vietnam for the largest dinner ever held at the White House. 40 years later, the Richard Nixon Foundation hosted what was perhaps their last reunion gathering. The following is a collection of television and print news coverage.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don't 'Dump Vietnamese' Refugees on California

    03/12/2018 4:07:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Governor Jerry Brown once fought to keep out South Vietnamese refugees from being delivered to his state during his first stint as governor of California in the 1970’s. Although he remains silent on the crisis that is happening on the southern border of his state, Brown’s position via legislation previously signed regarding illegal immigrants from Mexico Central America and South America is more favorable than the cool response he gave to the Vietnamese refugees who had escaped the tyrannical Viet Cong.
  • Why a First US Aircraft Carrier Vietnam Visit Matters (US Carrier now in Danang, for five days)

    03/06/2018 9:51:14 PM PST · by cba123 · 34 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 01, 2018 | By Prashanth Parameswaran
    Just an addendum: The carrier is now in Danang. -- In the next few days, a U.S. aircraft carrier will make a port call in Vietnam's coastal city of Danang for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War. Though the move has long been in the works and is just a single engagement, it nonetheless bears noting given its significance for U.S.-Vietnam ties, U.S. defense policy, as well as the region more broadly. The idea of a U.S. aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam has been in the works since last year and first surfaced publicly in the...
  • Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? (Bill Gertz, March 5, 2018)

    03/05/2018 11:28:45 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon’s recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new “tailored deterrence” policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations – like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities...
  • US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China (Begins today)

    03/05/2018 11:08:06 PM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | AFP•March 6, 2018 | Quy Le BUI
    A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea. (Please see full article, at the link)
  • Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

    03/05/2018 4:21:11 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
  • American Steelmakers Say China is Dodging Tariffs by Sending Steel Through Vietnam

    03/05/2018 1:26:09 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    Alliance for American Manufacturing ^ | Friday, September 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch
    U.S. steelmakers say Chinese steel companies are purposely avoiding U.S. import tariffs by routing their shipments through Vietnam – and they want the Commerce Department to take action to stop it. U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal, Nucor Corp., and AK Steel plan to file petitions today and Monday with Commerce, which will have 45 days to decide whether to take up the cases. If Commerce eventually finds that China is evading U.S. tariffs, it could expand tariffs on steel that originates in China but is shipped through Vietnam. And as the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, the American steel companies appear...
  • Malaysia says new search for flight MH370 to end mid-June

    03/04/2018 2:32:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 3, 2018 | Rozanna Latiff
    A search by a U.S. firm for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to complete its survey by mid-June, the Southeast Asian nation said on Saturday, as families marked the fourth anniversary of one of aviation’s greatest mysteries. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Australia, China and Malaysia ended an unsuccessful A$200-million ($159.38 million) search across a 120,000 square-kilometer area in the Indian Ocean in January 2017, despite investigators urging authorities to extend the operation 25,000 sq km north of the search area.
  • US aircraft carrier to dock in Vietnam for first time since 1975 amid tension over China's...

    03/02/2018 12:51:06 AM PST · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Yahoo / The Telegraph ^ | Nicola Smith,The Telegraph Wed, Feb 28 11:04 PM GMT+7 | Nicola Smith,The Telegraph Wed, Feb 28 11:04 PM GMT+7
    The US navy is to dock in the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang in March, in the first visit of an American aircraft carrier to the country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The USS Carl Vinson will arrive in Vietnam during the navy's multinational disaster response exercises in the Indo-Pacific region, but its presence is also being widely perceived as an attempt to counter China's military influence in Asian waters, where the East and South China Seas are the scenes of escalating territorial disputes. Vietnam, which borders China, has long resisted its power and influence, but...
  • A Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Visit Vietnam (in the next several weeks)

    02/27/2018 7:15:57 PM PST · by cba123 · 27 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 5 hours ago . | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. Navy is sending an aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the Vietnam War more than forty years ago. The reason for this courtship is an attempt to woo one of China’s neighbors and rivals to counter rising Chinese military influence in the region. (see article link, for full story)
  • China’s Fishing Fleets Are Fighting a Shadowy War to Expand the Country

    02/06/2018 8:57:34 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 4 replies
    “When our country needs us, we will go without a second thought to defend China’s rights,” said Chen Yuguo in a recent interview with the Washington Post. If Chen were a sailor in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, or perhaps an officer of the Chinese Coast Guard, his pledge to use force for his country would not be particularly noteworthy. But Mr. Chen is a fisherman. As captain of a trawler based in the port of Tanmen, Chen is one of China’s 6 million plus fishermen. He pilots one of the country’s 2,600 distant-water fishing ships. And much of this...
  • Airline sparks outrage after scantily-clad models put on show

    02/06/2018 10:30:53 AM PST · by Enterprise · 56 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2018. | Kathleen Joyce
    A low-budget Vietnamese airline was fined Tuesday by aviation officials after scantily-clad models put on a sexy show for the country’s under-23 soccer team.
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • US-Vietnam Military Ties Warn China over Maritime Expansion (Aircraft Carrier Visits in March)

    01/29/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by cba123 · 19 replies
    TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A high-level U.S. visit to Vietnam followed by plans to send American naval vessels may herald a tougher American policy toward China in Asia's stickiest maritime sovereignty dispute. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met in Vietnam last week with the host country’s president, Tran Dai Quang, as well as the general secretary of its ruling Communist Party and a Vietnamese military counterpart. The U.S. Department of Defense website said they shared concerns about freedom of navigation and "respect for international law," likely references to a six-way dispute over sovereignty of the South China Sea dominated by Beijing....
  • The Tet Offensive Revisited: Media’s Big Lie

    01/30/2018 7:30:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2018 | Arthur Herman
    Josef Goebbels called it the Big Lie, the deliberate misrepresentation of facts and reality in order to achieve a political objective. It’s been part and parcel of the New World Disorder we’ve lived under for the past century, ever since Vladimir Lenin first used a Big Lie to disguise his seizure of power from Russia’s post-czar provisional government in November 1917, by telling the Russian people he was preventing a coup not perpetrating one. America’s first major encounter with the Big Lie, with all its disastrous consequences, started 50 years ago today, when the American mainstream media — CBS and...