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  • Vietnam and Japan would be among hardest hit by a Korean conflict

    10/04/2017 6:34:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 4, 2017 | MASAYUKI YUDA and TOMOMI KIKUCHI
    Vietnam and Japan would be among hardest hit by a Korean conflict Moody's and the World Bank warn of serious economic consequences to Asia MASAYUKI YUDA and TOMOMI KIKUCHI, Nikkei staff writers TOKYO -- If recent escalations in tensions ultimately culminate in a military conflict on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. and North Korea would not be the only countries to suffer -- at least in terms of credit-worthiness, the ratings company Moody's warns. Vietnam and Japan would be also be in the firing line. More broadly, the simmering tensions could jeopardize otherwise upbeat prospects for growth across the region,...
  • The tragedy of the PBS-Ken Burns version of the Vietnam War

    09/29/2017 9:21:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/29/2017 | Stephen Sherman
    Thank you, Ken Burns, for bringing the issue of Vietnam back to our attention. Thank you for doing this before all of us who served there, and the 70% of us who would have gone back and done it all again, have been silenced by actuarial factor death. Thank you, Ken Burns, for imagining that this country can be healed and divisions overcome. But just one more thing, Mr. Burns: come help us identify the untruths and tear down "this wall" of false history.
  • Trump Needs to Watch Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam War’ ASAP (Barf Alert)

    09/26/2017 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 26th 2017 | Max Boot
    President Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game with North Korea, risking a repeat of one of the mistakes that ensnared America in the Vietnam War — only worse. The U.S. president is castigating the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, in unusually personal and menacing terms. In early August, he threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and then warned that the U.S. armed forces were “locked and loaded.” At the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, he said that if the U.S. “is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no...
  • Best Critique of Burns Vietnam

    09/22/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    Vietnam Veterans for Factual History ^ | 9/22/17 | Steve Sherman
    Steve Sherman and VVFFH are reviewing each episode, pointing out the falsehoods, misrepresentations, outright lies and propaganda as they come up. Here is a summary of the first episode: Segment One: (1945-1959) Fails to mention that Ho Chi Minh was a Comintern (Soviet) agent for nearly 20 years, not a nationalist as portrayed in the documentary. If he was a true nationalist, he would have worked with the other anti-French nationalists (VNQDD, Dai Viet, Catholic, Cao Dai, etc.) instead of betraying them to the French Surete to be imprisoned or killed. He also murdered many anti-French nationalists and Vietnamese patriots...
  • A Vietnamese reviews the Burns series on the war

    09/22/2017 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The Royal New Zealand Artillery ^ | September 19, 2017 | Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang
    Preview of new US PBS Vietnam War documentary TV series being screened in the US from this week. Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 . Submitted by Barry Dreyer, for interest and forewarning. The preview is by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang, a Vietnamese doctor who served with the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. COMMENTS ON "THE VIETNAM WAR", an 18 EPISODE DOCUMENTARY SERIES Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang ====================================================== I was fortunate to be part of a joint PBS and local library panel to preview the Vietnam War Documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick who had spent ten years to...
  • CALIFORNIA’S VIETNAM WAR

    09/22/2017 4:42:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 09/22/2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The Vietnam War, the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is running on PBS. Thursday’s episode 5 showed the conflict on the brink of the Tet Offensive in 1968. Future episodes will deal with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973, which paved the way for the victory of the Soviet-backed North Vietnamese Communists in 1975. One California state senator has considerable experience on that front. The Communists changed the name of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City and Janet Nguyen was born there in 1976. Her father was a South Vietnamese soldier and imprisoned when...
  • Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: The patriotism and pride of those who fought

    09/21/2017 9:20:30 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 234 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 September 2017 | Bing West
    Most of the interviewees talk in the lugubrious tones of the defeated. We all know the story ends badly. But when it’s over, we aren’t told why we lost. The music is more memorable than the pictures, and the pictures are more compelling than the narration. We are deluged by sights and sounds but not enlightened as to cause and effect. The film casts the antiwar movement in a moderately favorable light. Are the protesters the real heroes here? What about the valiant US soldiers, 75 percent of whom were volunteers?
  • Trump to award medal of honor to Vietnam veteran

    09/20/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ret. Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, a Vietnam War veteran, for risking his life as a medic to provide emergency treatment to his fellow troops. Rose, who lives in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to receive the nation's highest military honor on Oct. 23, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose was awarded the nation’s second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Members of the military and Congress have lobbied for years for him to receive the Medal of Honor, according to Stars and Stripes...
  • Ken Burns' "VIET NAM: Anyone watch?

    09/18/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 68 replies
    Leftist slant but informative. We had our opportunities with Ho Chi Min but it would have meant quitting on the French. Russian/Chinese expansion as well as the development of nuclear weapons may have handcuffed us. Dividing the country was was made to look like Korea redux-probably true. A complete misunderstanding of what's going on in other cultures. 57k lost lives later we haven't learned our lesson in the mid-east. Ken Burns gave us the 'well intended' bone.
  • Opinions on Ken Burns PBS documentary on the Vietnam War this evening.

    09/17/2017 6:28:32 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 100 replies
    PBS | Vanity
    Looking for opinions on the new documentary on the Vietnam War that aired on PBS this evening. Accurate?
  • Remembering Vietnam

    09/16/2017 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | September 16th 2017 | George Will
    Many Americans’ moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics — about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make difficult decisions on the basis of imperfect information. So, the nation now needs an example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow. An example arrives Sunday night. For ten nights on PBS, Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War, ten years in the making and 18 hours in length, tells the story of a war “begun in good faith by decent...
  • The CIA’s Counterinsurgency in Vietnam Was Brutal … And Effective

    09/07/2017 2:38:13 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 6th September 2017 | Darien Cavanaugh
    As U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War escalated after the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964, U.S. Army general William Westmoreland knew he would be simultaneously fighting two different types of enemies on the ground — the main battle force of the North Vietnamese Army and the guerilla insurgency of the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. Westmoreland, who served as commander of Military Assistance Command Vietnam in the early years of the war, considered the North Vietnamese Army the greater threat. However, he could not ignore the Viet Cong, a versatile and resilient fighting force guided by...
  • Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles?

    09/01/2017 9:37:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles? Vietnamese state media claim Hanoi and New Delhi not only agreed on a deal to send BrahMos supersonic projectiles to Hanoi, but also say the weapons have been delivered. India’s Ministry of External Relations, though, denies such a deal exists. When asked specifically about the acquisition of the BrahMos, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Thi Thu Hang said on August 18 “the procurement of defense equipment by Vietnam is consistent with the policy of peace and self-defense and is the normal practice in self-defense.” India’s External Relations Ministry said reports of BrahMos...
  • Historically Has Any Empire Won A War Of Counter Insurgency?

    08/23/2017 7:19:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Historically speaking has any Empire won a war of counter insurgency? I'm hearing this talk about Afghanistan, and do not know the answer? I think the odds are not good when you think of the American Revolution, Vietnam, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.. and an added bonus the "rules of engagement". For the record, I am very strong President Trump supporter. Love the guy and will support him 100%. Just looking for good answers. Thanks!
  • Army Vet Gets Medal Earned Decades Ago

    08/16/2017 2:29:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Vietnam vet Ed Hill earned the Bronze Star but never received it. Now after all this time, Hill received the medal he so rightly deserved.
  • India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

    08/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017
    India’s sale to Vietnam of a short-range, supersonic anti-ship missile has opened a new conflict in an already tense situation with China, an analyst said. Vietnam will receive the BrahMos which is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in the world, with speeds reaching Mach 2.8 to 3.0. “About half of China’s worldwide arms exports go to one country — Pakistan, for the primary reason of ‘containing India,’ ” said Hoover Institution Fellow and Geostrategy-Direct correspondent Maochun Miles Yu in a Facebook post. “Now India is playing the same game by arming one of China’s arch...
  • Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges

    08/09/2017 6:46:10 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 8, 2017 | Eric Beech and My Pham
    Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States.. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich in Washington on Tuesday that a strong defense relationship was based on common interests that included freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. A Vietnam flag flies as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) hosts an honor cordon for Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (R) at the Pentagon...
  • Trump Says Blumenthal Lied About Vietnam (He Did) and Cried (He Didn’t)

    08/07/2017 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08-07-2017 | Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed a hostile tweet storm on Sen. Richard Blumenthal, making a number of claims against the Connecticut Democrat, including that he had lied about serving in Vietnam. Trump's Twitter fusillade was apparently set off by Blumenthal's appearance on CNN earlier Monday in which he spoke about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "I think is very important to protect and safeguard the independence and integrity of that investigation," Blumenthal said. Later Monday, Trump suggested Blumenthal take a long vacation in Vietnam "so he can at say he was there."
  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later

    07/31/2017 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    An Army medic who "ran into danger" to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts of bravery for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized. McCloughan mouthed "thank you" as Trump placed the distinctive blue ribbon holding the medal around the neck of the former Army private first class. As the president and commander in chief shook McCloughan's hand, Trump said "very proud of you" and then pulled the former soldier into an embrace. "I...
  • Can the US get a foot in Vietnam’s door?

    07/25/2017 9:57:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 25th July 2017 | Wendell Minnick
    The China-Vietnam relationship might be less complicated than Washington would wish, despite BeijingÂ’s recent threat to use force against Hanoi to stop drilling in the South China Sea. Interestingly, there was nothing in the 31 May joint statement issued by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that would commit the US to assisting Hanoi in its current dealings with Chinese threats. Those in Washington who see Vietnam as a potential ally against China have quite possibly ignored the powerful and corrupting influence of cross-border trade between China and Vietnam. While attending IMDEX in Singapore in May, a...