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  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • 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
  • U.S. to honor members of squadron in 'secret war'

    05/14/2008 10:45:28 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 18 replies · 48+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/12/08 | CHRIS VAUGHN
    Not many men in the military are eager to join a brand-new unit, where they don't know people, don't know what they'll be doing and don't have a proud unit lineage. But the Navy assured the men it would be good for their careers. So some men volunteered and a lot more were drafted to join Observation Squadron 67, so named because that was the year it was born. After a while the men took to calling themselves "the Ghost Squadron" because they felt forgotten, participants in a secret war that neither the U.S. nor the North Vietnamese wanted to...
  • U.S. border cops nab Mexican dope "pedalers"

    01/08/2008 3:18:38 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 7, 2008
    PHOENIX - Dope "pedaling" took on a whole new meaning in recent days after U.S. border police nabbed two Mexicans smuggling bundles of marijuana into the United States loaded onto bicycles. Border Patrol agents in Calexico, California, said on Monday they arrested the two men after they slipped over the All American Canal from Mexico in a raft early on January 4. "Once on the north bank, the two individuals were observed getting out of the raft and dragging what appeared to be large bundles of contraband onto the shoreline," the Border Patrol said in a news release. "The two...
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail area safe for wildlife

    03/03/2007 11:17:36 AM PST · by BIGLOOK · 39 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | March 3, 2007 | Jerry Harmer
    Ho Chi Minh Trail area safe for wildlife. By JERRY HARMER, Associated Press Writer Four decades after U.S. warplanes plastered it with bombs, a remote corner of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia is making a comeback as a treasure trove of endangered wildlife. Tigers prowl imperiously down tracks where weapons-laden North Vietnamese trucks once rolled. Elephants shepherd their young past giant bomb craters to drink at jungle water holes, and rare apes call from treetops that used to hide communist forces from American pilots. Much of the credit for this swords-into-plowshares story goes to the New York-based...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Ho Chi Minh Trail (1961-1962) - Jan. 5th, 2005

    01/04/2005 10:39:47 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 96 replies · 5,116+ views
    Vietnam Magazine | August 2000 | Ken Conboy and James Morrison
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...

    09/16/2004 7:47:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 484+ views
    Private Email | September 16, 2004 | Don Bendell
    > The author of this letter is well known in the Canon City, Penrose, Pueblo area. He is an author of numerous books and a businessman in Florence, Colorado. He is a retired member of the "A-team" Green Berets. > > AN OPEN LETTER TO SEN. KERRY > > My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year and the recovery is > terribly painful. Then she developed staph-epi infection, and they > had to cut the same scar open and operate on her again. Just thinking > about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second...
  • Soldiers Frustrated At Being "Nice Guy" (MUST READ!!)

    03/25/2003 5:07:50 AM PST · by Dirk McQuickly · 138 replies · 523+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times (Daily Telegraph) ^ | March 25, 2003 | Oliver Poole
    CENTRAL IRAQ--"I lost a scout this morning to sniper fire and my first sergeant was hit by a mortar yesterday. That means I am taking it a little bit personally. How am I meant to protect my men when the generals are denying me the ability to bomb enemy positions?" On the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Samawah, U.S. Army Capt. David Waldron and his company of tanks are locked in a defensive formation. His men are under intermittent attack. They are also increasingly angry. From Basra to Karbala, south of Baghdad, allied troops are under attack from soldiers...