Tag Archives: Laos

End of and Empire – Walter Cronkite (1962)

“This 1962 episode of the TV show ‘The 20th Century’ presents the story of the French involvement in Indochina and the devastating collapse at Dien Bien Phu. The program starts with a short history of the region, beginning with the … Continue reading

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Blood Road (2017)

“Halfway along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Rebecca Rusch finally learned to slow down. The now 48-year-old endurance mountain biker had come to Southeast Asia in February 2015 to find her father, who had disappeared near the end of the … Continue reading

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Vietnamizing the War (1968–1973), Cambodia and Laos

“By Christmas 1969, American troops were being withdrawn under President Nixon’s policy of having more of the ground fighting transferred to the South Vietnamese army. That year as many as 4000 South Vietnamese soldiers were being killed every week. The … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Vietnam – Noam Chomsky (The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1975)

“The US government was defeated in Indochina, but only bruised at home. No outside power will compel us to face the record honestly or to offer reparations. On the contrary, efforts will be devoted to obscuring the history of the … Continue reading

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Pentagon Papers

“The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States‘ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The … Continue reading

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