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 on Saturday in Shalimar, Fla. He was 88.
- Created on Monday, 05 August 2013 04:59
- Written by RICHARD GOLDSTEIN / New York Times
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:28
- Written by Time.com
At 7 a.m, in the second-floor study of Saigon's yellow stucco Freedom Palace, South Viet Nam's President Ngo Dinh Diem was absorbed in a biography of George Washington
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:25
- Written by Google Search
On the early morning of Feb. 27, 1962, two VNAF Skyraiders took off from Bien Hoa airbase for a close air support in the 4th tactical corps, but instead of flying straight to the target area, both aircraft made a sharp right turn to Saigon vicinity and bombed the Presidential Independence Palace.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:23
- Written by Phillip Jennings
There is no shortage of books and articles chronicling the sometimes abysmal main stream media coverage of the Viet Nam War.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:20
- Written by Dennis Prager
2/15/2011 - It was difficult to control my emotions -- specifically, my anger -- during my visit to Vietnam last week.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:17
- Written by Bill Laurie
“One judgmental conclusion then is that America did not at the time and does not today understand the essence of the Viet NamWar. In this ignorance lie both past tragedy and future danger.” (1)
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:15
- Written by Wife of Veteran Richard
This is a good counter-balance story to the Jane Fonda, Vietnam Woman Of The Year story.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:11
- Written by Montgomery County Sentinel
Former Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon said Saturday that a still secret study of American Vietnam policy was causing President Kennedy “to fear the Pentagon, State Department, and CIA would suck him into a Bay of Pigs in Vietnam.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:08
- Written by Dr. Nguyen Gia Tien, MD
- Not a war between the USA and Vietnam, as pretended by the actual Communist Vietnamese Government in Hanoi, and in some Western books.
- It’s the war of subversion in South Vietnam between the Communist insurgents infiltrating from North Vietnam, supported by the Communist Bloc (Russia, China ...), and the South Vietnamese people supported by the USA and the Western world.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:05
- Written by Frances FitzGerald
In the wake of the Tet offensive, on March 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson announced a partial halt to the bombing of North Vietnam, initiated peace talks with Hanoi, and declared he would not run for a second term. In that election year, Richard Nixon called for “peace with honor” and defeated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who could not attack Johnson for waging what had become a hugely unpopular war.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:04
- Written by Pham Thi Kim Hoang
My husband was stationed in the Delta in Can Tho in the spring of 1975 where he was vice commander for Military Region IV (MR IV) under General Nguyen Khoa Nam.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:02
- Written by Huong Duong
1954: the Dien Bien Phu battle was the ominous harbinger of a further final victory of the Communists over the whole country. Winning this battle, they won the ten-year lingering war during which they had to fight in hardest conditions. It was the first step to consequent obvious victories, not only in Vietnam but also in the neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:01
- Written by France and Vietnam
1. The French Government recognises the Republic of Vietnam as a free state, having its Government. its Parliament, its army, and its finances, and forming part of the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:59
- Written by Democratic Republic of VN
All men are created equal; they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:57
- Written by Bao Dai
The happiness of the people of Vietnam!
The Independence of Vietnam!
To achieve these ends, we have declared ourself ready for any sacrifice and we desire that our sacrifice be useful to the people.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:55
- Written by John Pilger
Saigon, April 1975. At dawn I was awake, lying under my mattress on the floor tiles, peering at my bed propped against the French windows. The bed was meant to shield me from flying glass; but if the hotel was attacked with rockets, the bed would surely fall on me. Killed by a falling bed: that somehow made sense in this, the last act of the longest-running black farce: a war that was always unnecessary and often atrocious and had ended the lives of three million people, leaving their once bountiful land petrified.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:52
- Written by National Security Archive
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 121 Retrospective Preface by Thomas L. Hughes (Former Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State)Contextual Introduction by John Prados (Senior Fellow, National Security Archive)Edited by Thomas S. Blanton (Director, National Security Archive)Embargoed for release, Sunday, May 2, 2004
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:45
- Written by Colonel William E. Le Gro
(General Hieu, as III Corps Deputy Commander/Operations, was undoubtedly the main player behind-thescenes
in this Iron Triangle Campaign. In this campaign, both sides threw in all their strength to wrestle
against each other at corps level with complete infantry, armor, artillery, air force, and anti-aircraft artillery:
III Corps on ARVN’s side and 301st Corps on NVA‘s side. Colonel Le Gro, the author of this book excerpt, was
the senior intelligence officer G2/DAO. – Tin Nguyen, 11/22/2005)
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:39
- Written by The National Security Archive
Winner of the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in News & Documentary Research New Documentary Reveals Secret U.S., Chinese Diplomacy Behind Nixon's TripNational Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 145Edited by William BurrDecember 21, 2004Chinese marshal received Top Secret intelligence briefing from Kissinger in 1972, member of four marshals who told Mao "play the American card" in 1969"History Declassified: Nixon in China" premieres December 21, 2004, 10 p.m. EST, on Discovery Times Channel (digital cable by Discovery and the New York Times)
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