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What Was the Vietnam War About?

A group of South Vietnamese army soldiers and an American soldier with two captured Vietcong suspects, in Plaines des Joncs, South Vietnam. “Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon’s visit to the Lincoln Memorial

“In the early hours of May 9, 1970, President Richard Nixon made an unplanned visit to the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke with anti-war protestors and students for almost two hours. The protestors were conducting a vigil in protest of … Continue reading

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The Fantasy World of US Empire

American helicopters hover above armed U.S. soldiers, preparing to lift them from combat back to their base in Tay Ninh. “In US social memory, the Vietnam War is typically imagined to have been a civil war between two sides: South … Continue reading

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A Private’s Perspective: Oliver Stone & Vietnam

Stone as a G.I. in Vietnam in 1968. “In 1976—eight years after returning home from his tour in the Vietnam War, five years after graduating from film school at New York University, and two years before Michael Cimino’s The Deer … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds (Vietnam)

“Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) or winning hearts and minds refers to the strategy and programs used by the governments of Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War to win the popular support of the Vietnamese people and to … Continue reading

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Vietnam, Vietnam – Pete Hamill (April 1985)

“Sometimes, in odd places, it all comes back. You are walking a summer beach, stepping around oiled bodies, hearing only the steady growl of the sea. Suddenly, from over the horizon, you hear the phwuk-phwuk-phwuk of rotor blades and for … Continue reading

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The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam by Christopher Goscha – review

A destroyed French tank and an aircraft propeller that are still kept as war relics in the Dien Bien Phu valley. “In 40 years, the relationship between the United States and Vietnam has swung about as widely as is possible … Continue reading

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