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  • During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Sent Updated World War II Bombers to Hit Laos

    05/24/2016 10:59:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 23, 2016 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    More than four decades after the fall of Saigon, Washington is still holding on to various classified details about its fight in Southeast Asia. Among the Pentagon media arms still-secret records are photos and video of updated World War II-era bombers the U.S. Air Force sent to hit Laos. In May 1966, pilots and crews from the 603rd Air Commando Squadron brought eight B-26K Invaders from their base in Louisiana to Nakhon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. Desperate to stem the flow of troops and supplies flowing down the Ho Chi Minh Trail from North Vietnam, the flying branch had...
  • Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi

    05/23/2016 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    HANOI, Vietnam The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War. The decision to lift the ban was not based on China or any other considerations, he said, with the Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang, standing stiffly by his side. It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving toward normalization with Vietnam.
  • Am I the only one upset by this...

    05/23/2016 8:53:04 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies
    Me | May 23, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    This to me, is a total disgrace to America and our Veterans that served during Viet Nam. We have a wall with names of fallen Veterans that served this Country for it's freedoms and making it safe, and this President goes there and offers them weapons and other things... Maybe I am upset because a lot of people I knew served there, people I grew up with, boys that I dated, men that I rode with, that never came back home... I was privledged to see the "Viet Nam Wall" when I went with the Rolling Thunder out of PA....
  • Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam

    05/23/2016 3:26:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Tiffany Ap, etc
    ....Obama has announced that the United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam, which has been in place for decades. In a joint news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons w
  • President Obama Visits Vietnam Poses For Picture With Ho Chi Minh Statue

    05/23/2016 3:28:00 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 75 replies
    CT ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    President Obama is visiting Vietnam today and paused for a picture with communist party President Tran Dai Quang in front of a bust of Ho Chi Minh. Perhaps its just me, but given the nature of the diplomatic relationship this specific optic seems rather inappropriate.
  • Obama weighs selling U.S. arms to Hanoi in bitter irony for Vietnam veterans

    05/22/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    In a move that is raising concerns among some Vietnam War veterans, President Obama will discuss selling more U.S. arms to Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam that began Sunday night. Top White House advisers said Mr. Obama hasnt made a decision whether to lift the partial U.S. embargo on sending military equipment to Vietnam, where more than 58,200 U.S. soldiers were killed before the fall of Saigon in 1975. But the administration sees advantages in easing the embargo, both as a warning to expansionist China and as leverage to compel the communist regime in Hanoi to improve its record...
  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

    05/22/2016 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2016 4:25 AM EDT | Foster Klug
    Ahead of President Barack Obamas first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Amid worries about soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and Chinas aggressive claims in nearby seas, theres also high hope for Obamas visit, both in the government, which wants him to lift an arms export embargo so it can better deal with Beijing, and among rights activists who want him to hold to account a repressive one-party state seen as treating its critics abysmally. [] Obama must balance a...
  • Why might Vietnam let US military return? China.

    05/20/2016 5:10:16 AM PDT · by LoneCrusader · 74 replies
    CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam The ghosts of the Vietnam War have finally faded at the strategic port of Cam Ranh Bay. More than 40 years ago, US forces left this massive base where Marines landed, B-52s loaded up for bombing raids, and wounded US soldiers were treated. Now, some Vietnamese say they are yearning for the US military to return. "On Facebook, there was a question recently: What do you want from President Obama's visit?" said Vo Van Tao, 63, who fought as a young North Vietnamese infantry soldier against the United States. "Some people said they wanted democracy....
  • Yahoo Hit Piece on CSGMAJ Basil L. Plumley, Ia Drang Valley

    05/19/2016 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 23 replies
    self | 5/18/2016 | Self
    I saw an article on Yahoo Bashing SGTMAG Plumbley for being a Fake with an exaggerated record. What the hell started this?
  • Obama to Visit the Land of State-Owned Enterprises

    05/19/2016 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    resident Barack Obama next week will visit Vietnam, which his own State Department last month certified is still controlled -- four decades after the fall of Saigon -- by the Communist Party. "The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam," says the Country Report on Human Rights in Vietnam that Secretary of State John Kerry released in April. Obama's agenda in this communist nation, according to the White House, will feature efforts to promote the deal his administration has negotiated to join the United States, Vietnam and 10 other...
  • Japan's East China Sea Military Buildup Continues

    05/07/2016 8:55:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 6, 2016 | Emanuele Scimia
    Chinas activism in the East China Sea is goading Tokyo to defensive measures along the southern islands, " Nansei". On the heels of new self-defense legislation, to engage in armed conflicts (for the first time since the end of World War II). Tokyo will close in on China through a variety of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and antimissile facilities. Key to this strategy is the Ryukyu Island Chain, which includes the Okinawa and Kagoshima.
  • First Look: Vietnam Can Ranh Bay Imagery Update

    05/07/2016 6:55:58 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | 05.08.2016 | Chris Biggers
    The latest imagery update available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Vietnams deep-water port of Cam Ranh Bay. For starters, we get a clear view of the new international port facility that was inaugurated back in March. Space snapshots acquired by DigitalGlobe show extensive berthing areas including a 640 meter finger pier and a 500 meter quay wall. Several new administrative and support buildings were also visible since the previous update. Hanoi has been telegraphing the construction of this facility for some time in anticipation to draw foreign civilian and military ships. Upon opening, the Vietnamese press put...
  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths

    05/01/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/1/16
    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster. Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a $10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, public anger against the company has not abated. Hundreds gathered in Hanoi holding banners that said: "Formosa destroying the environment is a crime" and "Who poisoned the central region's waters?" Others said: "Formosa out...
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • Vietnam To Receive the Last Classic Flankers

    04/29/2016 3:48:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AINonline ^ | April 28, 2016 | Vladimir Karnozov
    The imminent delivery of from Russia of two Sukhoi Su-30MK2 twin-seat versions to Vietnam will make the end of production for the classic version of the Flanker multirole fighter. But production of advanced generation 4++ versionsthe Su-30SM, Su-34 and Su-35featuring markedly different airframes and more powerful engines will continue through at least 2020. Vietnam previously took delivery of 30 out of the 32 Su-30MK2s that it ordered in three batches during 2009, 2012 and 2013. Delivery of the final pair will bring its total fleet to 48, including Su-27SKs, Su-27UBKs as well as Su-30MK2s. Indonesia and Uganda were also recent...
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Presents: The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    04/26/2016 11:06:46 PM PDT · by Talisker · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Merchant marine decides to bring beer to his buddies in Viet Nam. True story. Great video.
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

    04/14/2016 4:39:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 15 replies
    Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion ^ | 14 April 2016 | Vietnam and all Veterans of Brevard
    Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veterans reunions in the country. 2016 dates are are April 21st to the 24th. We welcome all veterans young and old at our event. Vietnam Traveling Wall will escort into the park on April 17th and will be on display until the end of the event. 2016 will be our 29th year. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial, The Some Gave All Moving Tribute, and other static display's are on display for the 4 day event. In 2015 we hosted aprox. 87,000 people....
  • The Powerful Testimony and Conversion of The Girl in the Picture

    04/13/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    The picture is the iconic image of a Vietnamese girl, naked, burned by napalm as she runs down a road.The girl is Kim Phuc, and her life could have ended in that moment. It didn’t. She has taken an extraordinary journey and has not let that searing moment in her life define her: Despite the fear that no one would want her, Kim is now married and has two sons. She says her conversion from the Cao Dai religion to Christianity at the age of 19 changed everything.“And when I read in John 14:6, where Jesus say, ‘I am the...
  • Chinese site may show plane debris images

    03/12/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by justlurking · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2014-03-12 | Unspecified
    BEIJING (AP) China's official Xinhua News Agency says a government website has images of suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The report says the satellite images from the morning of March 9 appear to show "three suspected floating objects" of varying sizes. The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia.
  • Vietnam Tells China to Remove Oil Rig From Disputed Waters

    04/07/2016 10:49:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2016 | VU TRONG KHANH
    Previous placement of rig HYSY 981 sparked riots in VietnamVietnams government on Thursday said it had told China to pull an oil rig from waters between the two countries that havent been demarcated and urged Beijing not to drill for oil or gas in the area. China National Offshore Oil Corp. towed the same rig, known as HYSY 981, into a disputed area of the South China Sea in May 2014, triggering an uproar in Vietnam. Anti-Chinese riots broke out in several parts of the country while Chinese and Vietnamese coast-guard and fishing vessels stood off against each other at...
  • Traces of ancient humans found in Vietnam's biggest archaeological discovery

    04/06/2016 5:53:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Thanh Nien News ^ | Monday, April 04, 2016 | Tran Hieu,
    In what has been described as a breakthrough, Vietnamese and Russian archaeologists have found valuable artifacts in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai that they say belonged to ancient humans around 800,000 years ago. The traces of homo erectus or "upright man," including fossils and more than 200 stone tools, were discovered at 12 locations around An Khe Town, according to the findings announced by the scientists on Friday. It was "the biggest and most important" archeological discovery not only for Vietnam but Asia, Dr. Nguyen Giang Hai, chief of Vietnam's Institute of Archeology, told Tuoi Tre newspaper. The...
  • China just ran into a problem with its only friend in the South China Sea [ Indonesia ]

    03/29/2016 5:55:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jeremy Bender
    China has just had a run-in with its only friend in the South China Sea, and that could complicate matters for Beijing as it continues to try to take a more aggressive stance in the region. On March 19, an official Indonesian vessel detained a Chinese fishing trawler that was operating in Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of the Natuna islands. The islands are on the periphery of the South China Sea, and their EEZ abuts China's self-declared Nine-Dash Line, which Beijing uses to mark its claims in the region. In the past, Indonesia has not had...
  • Clinton Foundation Corruption News (Weekly Update)

    03/26/2016 11:51:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption Cover-up on American POWs in Cuba?Clinton Email Scandal PanelJudicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption This has been an important week in our continuing investigation of Hillary Clintons time as secretary of state. We are uncovering critical links between her official duties and the private interests of her familys foundation. The 276 pages of internal State Department documents we released this week reveal that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libyas National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global...
  • US Army Plans Stockpiles in Vietnam, Cambodia: Hello China

    03/17/2016 5:54:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | March 15, 2016 | Sydney J Freedberg, Jr
    The Army plans to stockpile equipment in Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Pacific countries yet unnamed that will allow US forces to deploy there more rapidly, because key supplies and gear will already be in place. The new caches will be well inside what China considers its sphere of influence. Army Materiel Command chief Gen. Dennis Via emphasized they will contain equipment for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations (HADR), not heavy armored vehicles that fill the rapidly growing European Activity Set. Still, the presence of an American Army cache in Vietnam would be dramatic. Americans best remember our defeat there 42...
  • Stephen Miller: Kasich Pro-Obamatrade Agenda Death Warrant for Ohio Manufacturing

    03/14/2016 10:10:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/16 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    Stephen Miller, the senior policy advisor for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon on Monday that Ohio Governor John Kasichs support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would be signing the death warrant for Ohio manufacturing. John Kasichs trade agenda and economic agenda overall is going to destroy the middle class, Miller said of the Republican candidate who is polling neck-in-neck with Trump in the crucial winner-take-all presidential primary in Ohio tomorrow. Kasich, Miller explained, is proudly and energetically in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Hes literally signing the death warrant for Ohio manufacturing....
  • Kasich Voted for NAFTA; Cost America 2.7 Million jobs, 112,500 lost in Ohio Alone!

    03/14/2016 6:52:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY 95.1 FM ^ | 3/11/16 | NY 95.1 FM
    While a member of Congress in 1993, now Ohio Governor John Kasich voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It cost Ohio 112,500 jobs and cost all of America 2.7 Million Jobs according to the Economic Policy Institute. As unemployed Ohioans go to the voting booth to decide which Republican should be President, they shoul;d remember they're out of work because of John Kasich's vote. Veteran pollster Pat Caddell warns that Ohio Gov. John Kasichs vote for the North American Free Trade Agreement during his tenure in Congress could cost him both his approval rating as governor and...
  • Iran welcomes Vietnamese leader, looks to boost trade

    03/14/2016 5:35:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 8:03 AM EDT
    Irans president welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday, saying Tehran hopes to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation to $2 billion from the current $350 million within five years, state media reported. [] The report said the two countries plan to enhance their cooperation in the industrial, tourism and information technology sectors. They also plan educational exchanges involving university students and teachers.
  • Vintage(OV-10 Bronco) planes used in Vietnam out of retirement to help US special forces in Iraq

    03/11/2016 4:08:46 AM PST · by protest1 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Lydia Willgress
    Two vintage planes used in the Vietnam War have been brought out of retirement to help US special forces in Iraq. A pair of OV-10 Broncos completed 120 combat missions over the Middle East between May and September last year, it has been revealed. The turbo-prop jet is thought to have carried out 134 sorties over 82 days in May, acting as cover for the soldiers fighting ISIS terrorists on the ground.
  • William H. Schaap, Radical Lawyer, Author and Publisher, Dies at 75

    03/03/2016 7:45:24 AM PST · by Borges · 1 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2016 | SAM ROBERTS
    William H. Schaap, a radical lawyer, author and publisher who fought against investigative abuses by government agencies at home and abroad, died on Feb. 25 in Manhattan. He was 75. The cause was pulmonary disease, his niece Rosie Schaap said. Mr. Schaap began his activism in law school, counseling students arrested in Chicago for protesting segregated housing. As a lawyer, he defended Columbia University students arrested in 1968 for occupying campus buildings to protest the war in Vietnam. In the late 1960s, he left a Wall Street law firm where he was an associate and moved to Japan and Germany...
  • Missing MH370: Possible Boeing 777 Part Found Off Mozambique, Sources Say

    03/02/2016 11:58:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Missing MH370: Possible Boeing 777 Part Found Off Mozambique, Sources Say
    An object that could be debris from a Boeing 777 has been found off Mozambique and is being examined by investigators searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, sources told NBC News. Early photographic analysis of the object suggests it could have come from the doomed jet, which vanished almost exactly 2 years ago.
  • Vintage Vietnam Era Zippo Lighters

    02/25/2016 12:24:52 PM PST · by beaversmom · 81 replies
    IMGUR ^ | February 25, 2016 | (Expurgated)
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  • Obama signs bill extending privacy protections to allies

    02/24/2016 3:45:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 6:30 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday that would extend some U.S. privacy protections to citizens of allied countries and let foreigners sue the U.S. government if their personal data is unlawfully disclosed.In a separate ceremony just a few minutes later, Obama signed into law a bill that beefs up trade enforcement and includes a ban on Internet access taxes. Obama said both bills had bipartisan support. The bill extending certain privacy protections was aimed at shoring up trust among European allies following leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Obama said the new law makes sure data is...
  • Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam’

    02/17/2016 5:32:11 AM PST · by katieanna · 323 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 16, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Draft-dodger Donald Trump once said that the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases was his own “personal Vietnam.” In a 1997 interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Trump talked about how he had been “lucky” not to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around. “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era,” Trump said in a video that resurfaced Tuesday on Buzzfeed, “It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
  • Trump is Right, America Doesn’t Win Wars Anymore

    02/16/2016 8:08:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 16 2016 | Ray Starmann
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Have we wasted too much money over the past decade fighting wars? Has that been one of the biggest?”– Trump – “Well, I’ll tell you what, I don’t mind fighting, but you have got to win and number one, we don’t win wars, we just fight, we just fight. It’s like a big — like you’re vomiting, just fight, fight, fight. We don’t win anything. I mean, if you’re going to fight, you win and you get back to rebuilding the country. We don’t win. It’s really a terrible thing. I mean, our country used to win all...
  • White House: Obama to visit Vietnam in May

    02/15/2016 10:01:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2016 10:30 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam in May when he'll be in Asia attending an international summit. The White House says Obama told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung he had accepted an invitation to visit the former U.S. adversary. Obama and Dung spoke Monday on the sidelines of a U.S. summit with Southeast Asian leaders taking place in Southern California. ...
  • Donald Trump set to come under attack over Vietnam deferments

    02/13/2016 9:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 167 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2016 | By Nick Allen and David Lawler in Washington
    In the staunchly pro-military state of South Carolina - where the next Republican primary will be held - the issue of Donald Trump's draft deferments is likely to be central As the US presidential election reaches the pro-military state of South Carolina, the Republican front-runner Donald Trump is set to become embroiled in a new controversy: the story of how his bony feet kept him out of the Vietnam War. The southern state is home to eight military bases and 58,000 veterans, and 25 per cent of those expected to take part in Saturday's primary vote for the Republican nominee...
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • Will GOP Congress 'Affirm' Legitimacy of State-Owned Businesses?

    02/03/2016 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    In October, President Barack Obama said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership his administration had just finished negotiating "reflects America's values." In November, in an official notice to Congress, he called it "a free trade agreement." Yet the deal itself expressly affirms government-ownership of industry. The deal's preamble states that the "Parties to this Agreement" resolve to: "Establish a comprehensive regional agreement that promotes economic integration to liberalise trade and investment ..." So, how exactly are the 12 nations that are the parties -- Brunei, Canada, the United States, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam -- going...
  • Vietnam's Newest Theological Institute Kicks Off Courses in September

    02/02/2016 7:52:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 1/271/6
    Students can apply before 5 July for admission test to either biblical or dogmatic theology. Preparations for the new facility are well underway. This is unusual in a Communist nation where Church educational activities have always been hamperedHo Chi Minh City (AsiaNews/EDA) - In a statement on 21 January, the Bishops' Commission for Education announced that classes will begin next September at Vietnam's new theological institute in Ho Chi Minh City's Third District, at 72/12 Tran Quoc Toan Street. Hence, future students can begin to apply, this according to Eglises d'Asie (EDA). Following the initial evaluation of applicants' ability to...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • China strongly condemns US for sending warship near island

    01/30/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2016
    The missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of Triton Island in the Paracel chain "to challenge excessive maritime claims of parties that claim the Paracel Islands," without notifying the three claimants beforehand, Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright said Saturday in Washington.. China, Taiwan and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the Paracels and require prior notice from ships transiting what they consider their territorial waters. The latest operation was particularly aimed at China, which has increased tensions with the U.S. and its Southeast Asian neighbors by embarking on massive construction of man-made islands and airstrips...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Re-elected Vietnam communist boss defends one-party rule

    01/27/2016 9:44:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 11:16 PM EST | Vijay Joshi
    Vietnam's re-elected leader, a 71-year-old Communist Party ideologue, made it clear Wednesday that one-party rule was here to stay, insisting that the collective leadership he heads is a far better alternative to what he called authoritarianism disguised as democracy. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen Foo Chong) was re-elected Wednesday as head of the party and the leader of a 19-member Politburo that will govern Vietnam for the next five years. The decisions were made at the end of a week-long congress of the 4.5-million-member party, which rules the lives of 93 million Vietnamese. "Vietnam's Communist Party is one-party...
  • Vietnam Communist Party on track for smooth power transition

    01/25/2016 9:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2016 11:50 PM EST | Yves Dam Van
    Vietnam's ruling Communist Party was on track Tuesday for a smooth power transition after settling a power struggle between the party chief and the pro-business prime minister trying to unseat him. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung effectively withdrew from the contest to become the Communist Party general secretary, clearing the way for his rival to keep the post in what appears to be a compromise to present a united front to the nation, delegates at a party congress said Monday. [...] The path is now clear for Nguyen Phu Trong to stay as general secretary, the de facto top position...
  • Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach (MH-370?)

    01/24/2016 5:21:56 AM PST · by don-o · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 1/24/16 | GRANT PECK
    BANGKOK (AP) - A large chunk of metal that could be from an aircraft washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities on Sunday cautioned against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years.
  • Ocean Search for Malaysian Airliner Finds 2nd Shipwreck [MH370]

    01/14/2016 4:13:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    story from AP, so, not risking an excerpt.
  • My Theory on the Malaysian Airliner

    03/14/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the Malaysian airline. I've got a theory. Let me try this theory on you. Of all the search teams, which do you think is the best, has the highest available tech? Well, you got a ChiCom search team; you got the Malaysian airline search team; you got a US search team. Which team do you think probably -- (interruption) It is us. If you want to find out where the plane is, my theory is look at where the US is searching. How about this? How about this theory? How about the jet is flying along...
  • Vietnam, Philippines protest Chinese test flight on disputed reef

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