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  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Exclusive: Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo

    09/24/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 23, 2014 | LESLEY WROUGHTON AND ANDREA SHALAL
    (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam in an ignominious retreat, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China. Senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the initiative said Washington wants to support Vietnam by strengthening its ability to monitor and defend its coastline, and said unarmed P-3 surveillance planes could be one of the first sales. Such aircraft would also allow Vietnam to keep track of China's increasingly assertive activities in the...
  • CNN's "The Sixties" : What a Bunch of Crap!

    07/06/2014 9:13:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    vanity
    CNN's "The Sixties" episodes started out giving me feelings of nostalgia, as I grew up in that era. The Beatles coming to America and all the great 60's TV shows brought a smile to my face! But then they started getting into the Vietnam War which I really didn't pay attention to until I enlisted in 1969 and spent a year there. I guess I missed the obvious bias of Walter Cronkite etal as they declared us baby killers. One of the CNN segments quoting CBS said US Forces were killing 25,000 Vietnamese civilians a year. Bull crap! Vietnam is...
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. “For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up,” Kerry said, without condemning the effort. “People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things.” In response, Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerry’s failure to speak out against the...
  • 1968 Tet Offensive

    01/30/2014 5:28:07 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 24 replies
    Personal Experience ^ | January 30, 2014 | Donald J. Taylor
    January 30, 1968 is a very important date in American History, but very few Americans are aware it. Since the birth of our Republic, there have been a number of significant events that have drastically affected our country’s future development and wellbeing. Some of these events were immediately recognized as significant but others took more time, and the damage caused to our country by the “Butterfly Effect” spawned by the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War is just now beginning to be realized by a few of us who were there. Those who were there know all too well...
  • WTVJ NBC6 Reporter Willard Shepard Helps Suicidal Veteran

    11/13/2013 12:41:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 11/12/13
    Yesterday a Vietnam war veteran shut down turn pike traffic for hours while sitting on the ledge of an exit ramp bridge threatening to take his own life. WTVJ reports 59-year-old Fredy Gutierrez asked to speak to Willard Shepard, himself a veteran and a Gulf War fighter pilot. On his way to the police command center Shepard was able to talk to Gutierrez trough a police negotiator. “I spoke to him in military terms, telling him that the Air Force jets were on the way to provide the Army close air support – a reference to war scenarios where the...
  • Gen. Giap, Vietnam war hero, dies at 102

    10/04/2013 7:22:37 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 34 replies
    Gen. Giap achieved his crowning moment as a commander in the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, which marked the end of the First Indochina War and France’s colonisation of Vietnam. General Vo Nguyen Giap, a key figure in securing Vietnam’s independence and winning the Vietnam War, died on Friday at 102, senior military officials and a relative said. The general died at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi, a senior military official at the facility said. “He died of old age, not because of any illness,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “The news about his death will...
  • The Greatest Hero America Never Knew

    09/28/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Sep 28, 2013 | David Feherty
    The Greatest Hero America Never Knew The true story of Waco's Col. Robert Howard. By by David Feherty The Department of Homeland Security is not doing its job. As proof, I, David Feherty, a 17-year resident of the Dallas area but an Irishman by birth, recently became an American citizen. There goes the neighborhood—but yay, me! The reason I felt compelled to become an American is my Troops First Foundation, a nonprofit organization that does its best to improve the quality of life and future prospects of some of our most severely wounded servicemen and women. I became involved after...
  • Col. Bud Day, Vietnam War Hero, Dies at 88

    07/28/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | Richard Goldstein
    Col. Bud Day, an Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down in the Vietnam War, imprisoned with John McCain in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” and defiantly endured more than five years of brutality without divulging sensitive information to his captors, earning him the Medal of Honor, died Saturday in Shalimar, Fla. He was 88.
  • Vietnam War Veterans Wounded Together Reunite After 44 Years

    05/27/2013 9:11:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2013 | Lisa Stark
    Former Marines Jim Volkmar and Arthur Phillips always wondered what had happened to each other. They last saw each other more than four decades ago in as a haze of morphine as doctors worked furiously to patch them up. Volkmar was a platoon commander, Phillips his radio operator. On that March day in Vietnam in 1969, they had set out to help rescue members of their platoon who were pinned down by the Viet Cong.
  • Movie Alert: Hot Docs premiere Unclaimed finds a Vietnam veteran left behind for 44 years

    04/25/2013 7:37:38 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 20 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 04/25/13 | Linda Barnard
    Special Forces Green Beret Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson had forgotten how to speak English over the 44 years since he was left behind in the Vietnam War. But he never forgot that he was a father, husband and an American soldier, born in Alabama, shot down over Laos in a 1968 classified mission.
  • Dershowitz: 'I Don’t Understand the Way Some People on the Left Glorify American Terrorists'

    04/22/2013 5:47:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 22, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Attorney Alan Dershowitz on Monday struck back at Robert Redford and other liberals for their seeming devotion to violent, homegrown activists. Appearing on NewsmaxTV's Steve Malzberg Show, Dershowitz said, "I don’t understand the way some people on the Left glorify American terrorists" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Dershowitz: 'I Don’t Understand the Way Some People on the Left Glorify American Terrorists' STEVE MALZBERG, HOST: Robert Redford before this bombing was on Good Morning America, and he made a movie about the Weather Underground, and he was specifically asked by George Stephanopoulos, “You were followers of them. You kind of rooted...
  • Vietnam repatriates remains of US serviceman killed in Vietnam War

    04/15/2013 10:13:53 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    Vietnamese officials have sent what are believed to be the remains of an American serviceman killed during the Vietnam War to the US to be identified, Vietnam News Agency reported. The remains and personal items believed to have belonged to the deceased were recovered during the 110th Joint Field Activity conducted from March to April this year. A joint analysis of the remains by Vietnamese and US forensic specialists concluded that they might be that of a US soldier listed as missing in action in Vietnam, and recommended the remains be sent to Hawaii for further examination. A repatriation ceremony...
  • Amazing Race episode set in Hanoi sparks outrage over use of B-52 as prop, communist song

    03/21/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT · by Doogle · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/21/13 | FOX
    The popular CBS reality show "The Amazing Race” is under fire for featuring an episode set in Hanoi, Vietnam, where contestants go to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down during the Vietnam War, to find the next clue in their televised round-the-world journey. In the episode, the twisted metal of the downed plane is treated as any other prop, with a bright ‘Amazing Race’ ‘Double-U-Turn’ signed planted in front of it, signifying to contestants the next phase of their scavenger hunt. The show also had contestants learn a song that was performed...
  • Senate Confirms John Kerry as Sec of State (And the three repubs that voted against him)

    01/29/2013 7:02:51 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    "Voting against Kerry were three Republicans — Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas"
  • Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote

    01/29/2013 2:05:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Senate confirms Kerry for State in 94-3 vote By Julian Pecquet and Ramsey Cox - 01/29/13 04:32 PM ET The Senate approved one of its own to become President Obama's second secretary of State in a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sailed through the chamber in a 94-to-3 vote, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Texas Sens. Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R) casting the only “no” votes. Kerry's approval to replace Hillary Clinton was a foregone conclusion after Republicans urged Obama to nominate him in lieu of his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice....
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Obama has chosen John Kerry as Secretary of State

    12/15/2012 11:54:43 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
  • The Long Shadow of Vietnam: Review of Comrades in Arms: How the Ameri-Cong Won the Vietnam War

    10/02/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    Original FReeper review | 10/2/2012 | Fedora
    If you've ever wondered who's behind the antiwar movement, in the Vietnam War era or today, a book you'll want to read is Roger Canfield's Comrades in Arms: How the Ameri-Cong Won the Vietnam War, written by an author known to many of us here. Canfield documents in greater detail than any previous book Hanoi's direction of the Vietnam antiwar movement, the impact of the protests on losing the war, and the continuing influence of the Vietnam antiwar movement on the strategies and tactics still used by America's enemies today. "Hanoi made the peace movement the critical element in its...
  • Vietnam POW Thanks the American People

    09/29/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    P.O.W. Network ^ | unknown | Terry L. Boyer
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the American people, for what you have been to me during my imprisonment: a source of courage. The love, honor, and gifts you have bestowed upon me since my return have meant a good deal to me. I have yet to determine in my own mind what I have done that is deserving of this consideration. For some reason, you people insist on calling me a hero. I would like to say that I am not the hero- you, the American people, are the heroes. You have made the United...
  • Vietnam War Web Resources

    08/29/2012 5:42:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    GA Tech ^ | collected archives
    Check out the link for a very good collection of links on the Vietnam war for your files. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Thomas.Pilsch/Vietnam.html
  • The ‘napalm girl' image that haunted the world turns 40

    06/01/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | June 01, 2012 | AAP
    ...It only took a second for Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut to snap the iconic black-and-white image 40 years ago. It communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of America's darkest eras. "I really wanted to escape from that little girl," says the subject of photo, Kim Phuc, now 49. "But it seems to me that the picture didn't let me go." ...She worked hard and was accepted into medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. But all that ended once the new communist...
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/28/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 12 replies
    Personal experience | May 28, 2012 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 4, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30 kilometers apart and we...
  • Sterling Hall bomber Armstrong arrested after $800,000 cash found in vehicle

    05/27/2012 10:55:28 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 22nd | ED TRELEVEN
    Convicted Sterling Hall bomber Karl Armstrong was arrested last week in Chicago after state troopers found more than $800,000 cash in heat-sealed bags stashed inside of a motor home that Armstrong was driving, according to a document filed Monday in court. That arrest Thursday led to a search on Saturday by the state Division of Criminal Investigation of a town of Madison trailer home where Armstrong lives for evidence of marijuana trafficking, according to a search warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court. Neither Wisconsin nor Illinois authorities found marijuana in Armstrong's trailer or motor home.
  • Vietnam Arrests US Pro-Democracy Activist

    04/29/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    AP via Newsmax ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:06 AM
    A Vietnamese-American pro-democracy activist has been arrested and accused of terrorism for allegedly trying to sabotage liberation celebrations commemorating the end of the Vietnam War, state media said Sunday. Nguyen Quoc Quan, 58, of California, was detained April 17 after arriving at the airport in southern Ho Chi Minh City, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. He is accused of planning to hold protests for Viet Tan, a banned U.S. exile group, during this week's May Day festivities and the April 30 anniversary of the fall of the former U.S.-backed South Vietnamese capital, Saigon, to the northern communists in 1975. Authorities also...
  • Thank You to all Vets

    11/11/2011 8:20:04 AM PST · by YihYthink · 6 replies
    Vietnam Veterans Tribute This video I did for the Veterans Museum in Chehalis, WA for their Vietnam Vets tribute. I think the story shows the the medal of everyday Americans who serve our country and are put into difficult positions.
  • Veterans Day is coming video to remember Vietnam area

    11/08/2011 8:29:22 AM PST · by YihYthink · 2 replies
    myself ^ | 8-1-2008 | myself
    I was talking with a young man about his experience in Iraq and said I was of a different era the Vietnam War and we had the likes of Jane Fonda. He was did not have a clue as to Jane Fonda was and what she had done. This video I did several years ago very short yet conveys the feelings of many vets from my era with a little humor.
  • Storied Vietnamese general is 100

    10/02/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 44 replies · 2+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 8/25/11 | Mike Ives
    HANOI, Vietnam – Legendary Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap built his career on never backing down, even against seemingly impossible odds. Now, decades after ousting the French and later the Americans, he’s celebrating another major victory: his 100th birthday. Giap is revered by Vietnamese second only to former President Ho Chi Minh. Together, they plotted gutsy campaigns from jungles and caves using ill-equipped guerrilla fighters to gain Vietnam’s independence, eventually leading to the end of French colonial rule throughout Indochina. Two decades later, Giap’s northern Communist forces also wore down the U.S.
  • Rebel without a bra: Jane Fonda said her biggest regret was not sleeping with Che Guevara

    09/05/2011 7:50:36 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 93 replies
    <p>One day, at the height of her fame in the mid-Seventies, Jane Fonda turned up on the doorstep of her ex-husband, Roger Vadim. She was lugging a bulging sack.</p> <p>Vadim’s glamorous new girlfriend let her in, thrilled to meet the movie icon at last. But her excitement soon turned to disbelief. The star of Julia, Klute and The China Syndrome had come to do her laundry. Why? Because her second husband, Tom Hayden, a Left-wing activist with a bulbous nose and acne-scarred cheeks, had forbidden her to have either a washing machine or dishwasher. Far too bourgeois.</p>
  • Pentagon Papers to be Officially Released

    06/04/2011 11:03:21 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 3 replies
    Federation of American Scientists ^ | May 11, 2011 | Steven Aftergood
    Forty years after they were famously leaked by Daniel Ellsberg in 1971, the Pentagon Papers will be officially released next month at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. The National Archives announced this week that it “has identified, inventoried, and prepared for public access the Vietnam Task Force study, United States-Vietnam Relations 1945-1967, informally known as ‘the Pentagon Papers’.” As a result, 3.7 cubic feet of previously restricted textual materials will be made officially available at the Nixon Library on June 13, the Archives said in a May 10 Federal Register notice. While any release of historical records is welcome, the...
  • Get ready for the rumble [Very Positive & Moving Palin/Rolling Thunder Video Report]

    05/30/2011 2:34:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    WJLA ^ | May 29, 2011 | WJLA.com
    Thousands of motorcycles poured into the D.C.-area today for Rolling Thunder, an annual event drawing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. The massive collection of motorcycle riders is descending on Washington in memory of the thousands of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War.
  • Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest

    05/22/2011 3:46:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest By Marianne Medlin Marine Cpl. James Capodanno, stands next to the window dedicated to his brother. Credit: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011 / 02:35 am (CNA).- Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain who was killed in action while protecting U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, was honored with a permanent tribute at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.“The Marines who served with Chaplain Capodanno remember him as the Chaplain who went wherever his Marines needed his comfort and guidance, no matter the personal...
  • Professor Bruce Herschensohn on “An American Amnesia”

    04/05/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 02/01/11 | Ellis Washington
    Does being on the left mean never having to say that you are sorry?—If you are talking about the Vietnam War and who won it 35 years later, that very well may be the case. Regarding the real truth of the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon, Laos and Cambodia, Senator Fulbright, D-AK, who was also the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee summed up the sentiment of the 94th Congress, “I am no more distressed than if Arkansas had lost the football game to Texas.” “That started the Southeast Asian genocide. You’re talking about one quarter of the...
  • Laos Hmong leader Vang Pao denied Arlington burial

    02/04/2011 8:38:33 PM PST · by Racehorse · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 February 2011
    The US Army has rejected a request for ethnic Hmong leader Vang Pao to be buried with full military honours in Arlington National Cemetery. Gen Pao led a 15-year CIA-sponsored secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War and, when it was lost, led tens of thousands of his people into exile. He died last month. The army's decision came as mourners attended the first day of a six-day funeral in California. Gen Pao's friends said they would appeal to the White House. "Obviously to everyone who is here today to honour Gen Vang Pao, this is very disappointing," said...
  • When Hornets Growl (The new, supersonic face of e-warfare)

    02/01/2011 7:58:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | March 01, 2011 | D.C. Agle
    When Hornets Growl The new, supersonic face of e-warfare. By D.C. Agle Air & Space Magazine, March 01, 2011 No soft underbelly here: The EA-18G Growler hauls missiles, fuel tanks, and electronic warfare pods. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics Two hours north of Seattle, Washington, at the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the entrance to Puget Sound is guarded by a citadel dedicated to the aerial mastery and manipulation of one of the universe’s fundamental particles—the electron. The site, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, was originally envisioned as little more than a waypoint for patrol aircraft scanning the Sound...
  • Asshat of the Year

    12/15/2010 10:19:19 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 18 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 15, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The competition was tough. So many candidates, but there can only be one true Asshat. To tell the truth, there was someone else in mind for the honor and the article was almost complete when I was told of an article in a Canadian newspaper written by the eventual winner. While it is certainly nothing new to hear a leftwing nutjob slamming Canadian sports celebrity/broadcaster/conservative/favorite son Don Cherry, it is the background of the article's writer that made this an easy choice. Montreal Gazette sportswriter Jack Todd is this year's Asshat of the Year. Not for his condemnation of Cherry,...
  • F-111B - a victim of the air war over Vietnam

    12/08/2010 12:19:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    Flight Global ^ | December 8, 2010 | Greg Waldron
    F-111B - a victim of the air war over Vietnam By Greg Waldron on December 8, 2010 The retirement of Australia's F-111Cs last week ended the long story of a successful, and iconic, long range bomber. Many forget, however, that US Navy's version of the aircraft, the F-111B, was a failure. The F-111B was big like the F-111C, though it had a stubbier nose to make carrier landings easier. Conceived as pure fighter (the naval version of the Tactical Fighter Experimental) in the early sixties, it would not need a gun. The F-111B's AWG-9 pulse doppler radar and Phoenix missiles...
  • Gala event honors Vietnam heroes

    11/17/2010 6:46:16 AM PST · by Jemian · 15 replies
    Opelika - Auburn News ^ | 17 November 2010 | Joe McAdory
    Lt. Gen. Hal Moore took his sword from its sheath Tuesday evening, raised it and said, “I’m going to cut this cake like a soldier.” The cake didn’t stand a chance. Moore sliced swiftly through the sugary goodness to help commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, where outnumbered American soldiers held off the North Vietnamese on Nov. 14-16, 1965. Several hundred visited Auburn City Hall in a tribute to Moore and veteran journalist Joe Galloway, who co-authored the book “We Were Soldiers Once … And Young.” Between slices of cake, Moore and Galloway spoke to the...
  • Vietnam veteran gets Silver Star in Puerto Rico

    11/11/2010 12:36:49 PM PST · by cll · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | 11/11/2010
    <p>A Puerto Rican veteran of the Vietnam War has been awarded the Silver Star for helping to rescue a company pinned down by enemy fire in 1965.</p> <p>Angel L. Cumba served as a gunner with the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He received the military's third-highest decoration Thursday during a Veteran's Day ceremony in the U.S. territory.</p>
  • The Truth about Vietnam: Correcting the Record on Tet

    09/29/2010 8:45:45 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Big Peace ^ | September 29, 2010 | Seth Mandel
    “Since it’s generally accepted–but wrong–that Tet drove the American people against the Vietnam war, you have a class of commentators, and people in government too, who keep anticipating this kind of event–some grand event that will suddenly mark a sea change in the support of any military effort overseas, at which point people just turn against it,” says James S. Robbins, author of the new book "This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive."... To Robbins, the Vietnam narrative must be reclaimed from the “ruling class of hippies and leftists, who went from protests to the U.S. Senate in some...
  • This Time We Win: A Word from James Robbins

    09/14/2010 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 14, 2010 | Scott Johnson and James Robbins
    Today is the publication date of This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive, by James Robbins. ... I vividly remember following news of the Tet offensive in 1968 and subsequently fell for virtually every element of the myth of Tet that Robbins exposes in this lucid, important book. The book thus rings a bell with me, as I suspect it will for many readers of this site. Robbins argues that the myth of Tet has lived on to do much damage.
  • TERROR AT STERLING HALL, 40 Years Later, Fugitive Search Continues

    08/23/2010 11:47:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI.gov ^ | August 23, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Photo included, Wanted poster included, audio file and transcript include, and a link to America's Most Wanted included. (See below.) # Note: The following text (minus the photos) is a quote: Headline Archives The aftermath of the attack on Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin 40 years ago this week. TERROR AT STERLING HALL 40 Years Later, Fugitive Search Continues 08/23/10 Where is Leo Burt? You can earn up to $150,000 by helping us find him. Forty years ago—on August 24, 1970—Burt and three other young men protesting the Vietnam War carried out a pre-dawn bomb attack at...
  • Say Bye-Bye to 'Psy Ops'

    07/02/2010 9:43:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Associated Press via Military.com ^ | 6/2/2010 | Associated Press via Military.com
    The Army has dropped the Vietnam-era name "psychological operations" for its branch in charge of trying to change minds behind enemy lines, acknowledging the term can sound ominous. The Defense Department picked a more neutral moniker: "Military Information Support Operations," or MISO. U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw said Thursday the new name, adopted last month, more accurately reflects the unit's job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians. "One of the catalysts for the transition is foreign and domestic sensitivities to the term 'psychological operations' that often lead to a misunderstanding...
  • Ill. Congressman Hare: Puffing Military Record and Intimidating Voters

    06/08/2010 10:08:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 50+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Congressman Phil Hare (IL, 17th District) is the perfect example of the sort of congressman no one should want. He's arrogant. He's dismissive. He's self-important. He's easy to anger. And worst of all he has disdain for his own voters. The man is simply a creep. In April we had video of this arrogant cuss saying that he didn't care about the U.S. Constitution in the Obamacare fight. Apparently that darned old rag of paper is meaningless to this powermad pol. This time we have Congressman Hare intimidating a voter and demanding that this Vietnam vet supply the congressman with...
  • Dick Blumenthal saw Vietnam combat - on TV

    05/19/2010 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 26 replies · 621+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Howie Carr
    This Dick Blumenthal even looks a little like Eliot Spitzer. And now it turns out, as somebody said yesterday, even Jane Fonda spent more time in Vietnam than he did. We’re talking about Connecticut Atty. Gen. Dick Blumenthal - you can call him “General.” .....
  • NY Times: Colleague Says Blumenthal Claims Grew in Time

    05/19/2010 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 836+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: May 18, 2010 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Christopher Shays of Connecticut found it puzzling: over time, his friend Attorney General Richard Blumenthal kept revising how he talked about his military service during the Vietnam War. Mr. Shays, a conscientious objector who avoided the Vietnam War, has his own theory about Mr. Blumenthal’s evolving descriptions of his service: “I think that it was a way that he quickly bonded with people I am sure he admired and respected.” When Paul Kingman, a Navy veteran who lost feeling in his feet after chemotherapy, called Mr. Blumenthal’s office in 2007, he was trying to get a hearing for disability payments...
  • Blumenthal in the Nixon White House

    05/18/2010 11:46:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 994+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | James Rosen
    As the New York Times has reported, Connecticut Attorney General and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal remained stateside during the Vietnam War thanks to five deferments he obtained, the last of which enabled him to take a job in the Nixon White House. During research for my book The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (Doubleday 2008), I uncovered some documents that showed Blumenthal, then a staff lawyer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a key domestic policy adviser to the president, had aroused the suspicions of Attorney General Mitchell. The year was 1969, and the country was wracked by...
  • America's Victory in Vietnam

    04/29/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 43 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | James S. Robbins
    America won the Vietnam War. You hadn't heard? Then check out "The Politi- cally Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War," Phillip Jennings' new entry in the popular Regnery series. Mr. Jennings wrote the book with a specific purpose: "To settle scores with the pernicious mythmakers of the Vietnam War." These include journalists, politicians and academics, who both created the myths of Vietnam and profited from them. For this group, Mr. Jennings has three words: "Shame on you." Mr. Jennings' book is a well-researched, brisk review of the central myths of the Vietnam War, set in historical context. It is not...
  • Fall of Saigon revisited: The costs of the U.S. defeat in Vietnam linger 35 years later

    04/29/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies · 772+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Editorial
    Ultimately, South Vietnam became a casualty of American domestic politics: Watergate, the oil crisis and a general crisis of national confidence. The 1973 Paris Peace Agreement was a flawed deal forced on Saigon with promises of future support that were soon broken. President Nixon was hounded from office. The emboldened Democratic Congress cut aid to South Vietnam and left the Paris Peace Agreement unenforceable. President Ford was too weak politically to force the issue, even if he had wanted to. Hanoi seized the opportunity in the spring of 1975 and invaded the South. The South Vietnamese mounted a spirited defense...
  • Vietnam War hero from S.A. is buried

    02/23/2010 11:10:23 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 7 replies · 486+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | February 22, 2010
    WASHINGTON — Col. Robert L. Howard, an Army veteran from San Antonio and one of the Vietnam war's most highly decorated soldiers, was laid to rest Monday at Arlington National Cemetery as friends and family looked on. A survivor of five tours in Vietnam, he received the Medal of Honor for directing a counterattack when 250 enemy troops almost overwhelmed his platoon in December 1968 when he was a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Wounded by grenades and unable to walk, he continued to command and was the last to board a helicopter that took his...