Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,918
18%  
Woo hoo!!! And the first 18% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: vietnamwar

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Vietnam Veteran MIA finally comes home.

    08/08/2019 8:21:35 PM PDT · by airplaneguy · 16 replies
    Vietnam war Veteran KIA finally comes home for proper Burial.
  • Review of "Armies of Sand: . . . Arab Military Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack

    07/15/2019 2:25:00 PM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    self | 2019 | Kenneth M. Pollack
    This continues my attempt to bring noteworthy books to the attention of Freepers. Vanity? Not really, but it is a way for me to organize in a short review the main points of relevant books to our current economic, military, or political issues. "Armies of Sand" is an analysis by former CIA analyst and AEI scholar Kenneth Pollack. Although this was in part his doctoral dissertation, he has gone on to write many books about the military and especially the Middle East. He begins by looking at the Six-Day War and Arab/Egyptian military ineffectiveness, noting the AE military superiority of...
  • New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand

    04/14/2019 11:37:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 13, 2019 8:00 AM | ANDREW HARROD
    New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand “Arab armed forces consistently underperformed, and underperformed in the same ways time and again, regardless of who they fought or where, the state of their politics, or the relative state of economic development between them and their foe.” So concludes scholar Kenneth M. Pollack in his magisterial book on the cultural roots of disastrous post-1945 Arab military performance, Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness. Pollack presents an encyclopedic, withering critique of Arab militaries across decades in numerous varied conflicts, to substantiate the conclusion that: Arab militaries were...
  • Jane Fonda's induction into Women's Hall of Fame has host town threatening to pull support

    03/29/2019 7:48:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 93 replies
    Herald-mail ^ | 03/29//19 | Victoria E. Freile
    Inducting Jane Fonda into the National Women's Hall of Fame could cost the organization its partnership with Seneca Falls, New York, its host town and the site of America's first-ever women's right's convention in 1848. Earlier this month, the Hall of Fame announced the actress would be among its class of 2019. Citing Fonda's actions during the Vietnam War, Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro released a resolution Thursday morning that would pull the town's support out of respect for veterans in the community. The resolution, which is expected to be proposed at next week's town board meeting, was released to...
  • Oh, You Suck: WaPo Eats It Over Their Nathan Phillips Vietnam War Veteran Story

    01/24/2019 5:34:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    This is becoming embarrassing. First, the liberal media had a banner week last week peddling two fake news stories. One story came from BuzzFeed, which alleged that President Donald Trump directed his ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie about a real estate deal in Russia. The Mueller investigation refuted that claim. Then, we have this Covington Catholic High School students wearing MAGA hats hounded a Native American story, which was refuted by video evidence. The students weren’t chanting, “build the wall” either.  They were doing sports chants to drown out the obscenities hurled at them by a bunch of Black...
  • Suppressed Revolver - Used to Hunt down Viet Congs

    01/08/2019 5:06:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2019 | K Dockery
    Since World War II, America’s elite forces have used quiet firearms for missions where it pays to be silent. Sound suppressors—commonly referred known as silencers—remain in service today. What many don’t know is that U.S. commandos once carried revolvers with special cartridges designed to muffle gunshots. In the early 1960s, Army weapon designers looked at alternatives that would completely eliminate the sound of the propellant exploding. They came up with the so-called "piston cartridges". By 1962, the Army had piston rounds available for .30-caliber rifles and .38-caliber revolvers. The ground combat branch's Special Forces sections also planned to develop a...
  • Among Vietnamese, a generational divide arises in fight against deportation threat

    12/26/2018 10:29:51 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec 2018 | Anh Do
    "After word spread about a renewed push by the Department of Homeland Security to get Vietnam to accept more deportees, some people saw it as a mistake by the Trump administration given the GOP’s fading strength in Orange County and the historical support that the Republican Party has gotten from Vietnamese Americans. But in a community where many older residents oppose undocumented immigration and younger ones tend to lean left politically, the controversy is just the latest to underscore the generational divide among those of Vietnamese descent." "More than 8,000 Vietnamese residents in the U.S. who escaped their homeland but...
  • Battle of Dak To

    11/21/2018 4:45:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2018 | C Hodgkins
    Fifty-one years ago this month, the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) fought in close quarters and uphill through deep foliage to take Hill 875 in what became known as the Battle of Dak To. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had already seen action before moving inland to South Vietnam’s Central Highlands in early November of 1967. This support included a role in Operation Junction City in the spring, as well as a search-and destroy (S&D) mission in the vicinity of Tuy Ho on the south-central coast. The 173rd was assigned to Dak To after intelligence reports indicated that North Vietnamese Army (NVA)...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Remember Election 68: When Lyndon Johnson Was Replaced With Dick Nixon and George Wallace Nailed It

    11/03/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: You May Find Some Of This Offensive And Or Disturbing) "...We have been here now for twelve and one half hours by my reckoning and we still don't know who the next President of the United States is...." NBC Anchorman Chet Huntley At 7 AM Eastern Time Wednesday November 6, 1968- I was watching Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the morning of Wednesday November 6th, 1968 as I awoke around 7 am from a short nights sleep for an eight year old, probably not much more than four and a half hours. We still didn't know who the...
  • An Open Letter to My Teenage Son (Vietnam War era artifact)

    10/28/2018 1:26:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 23, 2017 | Victor Lundberg
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group An Open Letter to My Teenage Son · Victor Lundberg Lost Hits Of The 60's ℗ 1967 Capitol Records, LLC
  • Adrian Cronauer, depicted in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies at 79

    07/19/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Gendreau
    Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey, actor and Pentagon adviser whose story as a radio host during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” helping make its star Robin Williams a household name, died Wednesday in Troutville. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Jeff Hunt, a longtime Roanoke radio announcer who hired Cronauer at Roanoke FM station WPVR. He said Cronauer had been in a nursing home. “Goooooooood morning Vietnam,” was the signature sign-on Cronauer used hosting “Dawn Buster” from 1965-6 in Saigon. Williams’ portrayal of the fictional Cronauer cemented the line in American culture, associating...
  • Friendly Fire

    05/27/2018 9:45:05 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 4 replies
    Project Delta.net ^ | May 27, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    Sergeant First Class Arno J. Voigt was killed by friendly fire near Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam on June 4, 1970, and like all friendly fire accidents it was one of those things that shouldn’t have happened but did. A Pink Team consisting of an OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter (Loach) and three AH-1G Cobra Gun Ships from the 2d Squadron 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division mistook Arno Voigt and a company of ARVN Airborne Rangers for a company of NVA and fired on them, killing Arno Voigt along with two Rangers and wounding an additional twenty Rangers. This is...
  • Déjŕ Vu - All Over Again The Vietnam Syndrome in Syria

    04/14/2018 9:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Joel Goodman
    In contemplating bombing Syria, we are looking at a limited military action and the possibility of a considered accidental all-out war with Russia – or as we are prone to say, World War Three. Even as we initially ponder bombing a Russian client state, we are once again considering limitations on military strategy. As a consequence of a political choice not to bomb Russian assets and Russian personnel, we would unnecessarily be putting American lives in danger. These considerations are eerily similar to those that the U.S. government imposed during the Vietnam conflict, which led to a protracted politically managed...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • Walter Cronkite On Vietnam Revisited

    02/26/2018 2:25:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest that we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic if unsatifactory conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy's intentions, in case this is indeeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that...
  • Ellsberg Calls on Insiders to Leak Details of Alleged War Plans

    09/14/2006 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wjersey · 61 replies · 1,292+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/14/2006 | Staff
    When Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, it created one of the most significant newspaper stories -- and battles -- of the century. One thing it did not do was prevent the Vietnam War, although it may have shortened it. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East" to modern reporters, to short-circuit another possible war. Ellsberg's challenge is found in the October issue of Harper's magazine, to appear next week. E&P has obtained an advance copy. The article is titled, "The...
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • 1968 Tet Offensive

    01/29/2018 6:26:36 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 29, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    As we approach its 50th Anniversary, please allow me to share with you my memories of the Vietnam War’s 1968 Tet Offensive, and the “Butterfly Effect” spawned by this Tet Offensive. The Chinese New Year celebration was called Tet in Vietnam and it was the only holiday they celebrated during the year. Tet celebrations lasted for two weeks, and it wasn’t just a time for drinking, feasting, and partying, it was a time for family reunions where Vietnamese traveled great distances to be with their families during those two weeks. Prior to Tet 1967, a truce had been negotiated with...
  • 'Lost' Cronkite broadcast reveals 180-degree war flip

    01/18/2018 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | WND Staff
    But buried in the dusty archives of CBS News was another Cronkite report from Saigon broadcast days earlier – nearly two weeks earlier to be exact. The “lost” Feb. 13 clip, shows Cronkite had a much different and unambiguous view of the recent Tet battlefront immediately after it was over. “First and simplest, the Viet Cong suffered a military defeat,” he reported. “Its missions proved suicidal. If they had intended to stay in the cities as a negotiating point, they failed at that. The Vietnamese army reacted better than even its most ardent supporters had anticipated. There were no defections...