Vietnam

This Heart-wrenching Map Tracks Every Covid-19 Death In The World

It’s a tragedy of unfathomable scale. COVID-19 has already taken more American lives than the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and World War I combined. Globally, the death toll is even more devastating; as of June, more than 500,000 people...

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Russia's Mig-17 Fighter Has One Hell Of A History (a Terror In The Sky)

Caleb Larson Security, The MiG-17 was surprisingly nimble — especially in Vietnam, where despite being decades older, slower, and outgunned, it managed to shoot many Americans out of the sky. Here's What You Need to Remember: Over 10,000 of...
Related topics: Russia

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Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Four Land Rights Activists

Vietnam's crackdown on activists has silenced four more voices.L to R: Trịnh Bá Tư, Trịnh Bá Phương, Cấn Thị Thêu. They were arrested by the police on 24 June and later charged for “conducting propaganda against the state.”...
Related topics: Activism, Police, Facebook, Social Media

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How America And North Korea Went To War During The Vietnam War

Sebastien Roblin History, Asia Pyongyang still sees in Vietnam a model for its own aspirations to reunify the Korean peninsula.  Here's What You Need to Remember: The North Korean and North Vietnamese communists had long-standing ties, and...
Related topics: North Korea, Pyongyang

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Springfield Armory: The Oldest Name In American Firearms (and A Gun Legend)

Peter Suciu Security, The original Springfield Arsenal was where weapons were manufactured for every American conflict from the War of 1812 through Vietnam until it was closed by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1968. The name Springfield...

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Slow Easing Of Coronavirus Rules In Us, Europe Gives Vietnam A Rare Economic Boost

The slow easing of anti-coronavirus containment rules in Western countries and nearly nonstop work at major factories in Vietnam gave the export-reliant South Asian nation a small yet elusive economic boost in the second quarter this year, analysts...

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Was The M-16 Rifle Used In The Vietnam War Made By A Toymaker?

Peter Suciu Security, The myth is not true, but there is a bit more to the story. Here's What You Need To Remember: The advanced M-16 almost looked like a toy—and that likely created a myth that toymaker Mattel had played a role in...

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What Ever Happened To Forgiveness?

“I used to shoot people like you,” the patient said to me. He was one scary Vietnam vet, and I was one scared second-year resident.  Though not Vietnamese, I figured correcting him wouldn’t matter.  As an Asian American (Chinese on my...

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New Study Reveals Attitudes Towards Climate Migrants

A new study from an international team of researchers has looked at how residents in Vietnam and Kenya perceive those forced to migrate because of extreme climates.
Related topics: Kenya

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Gun Questions: Just How Dangerous Is America's M60 Light Machine Gun?

Charlie Gao Security, The M60 would see its first combat use in the Vietnam War in 1965 with the U.S. Marines. Here's What You Need To Remember: Does this mean that the M60E6 is the best light machine gun on the market currently? Hard to say....

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Douglas B-26k Bomber Was The Vietnam War’s "counter Invader"

Peter Suciu History, Asia A useful bomber. Developed during World War II era, the Douglas A-26 Invader would see action in the Vietnam War nearly twenty years later. This twin-engine attack aircraft was in essence an upgraded version of the A-20...

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Philippine President Duterte Warns Of 'alarming Incidents' In The South China Sea

The Asia-Pacific region has several territorial disputes in the South China and East China Seas that involve Brunei, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Related topics: China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan

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Kottke: Vietnam, Population 95 Million, Has Recorded 0 Deaths From Covid-19—noted

I am sure that they missed some deaths, or that the ruling party regards reporting zero deaths as a boasting point to be maintained. But it looks as though as long as they can maintain their 14-day quarantine requirement on those entering the...

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‘da 5 Bloods’ And The Strange Ghosts Of Imperialism, The Vietnam War, And ‘apocalypse Now’

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) Da 5 Bloods is a ghost story. It’s about the ghosts that exist in the minds of Vietnam War veterans — played here with...

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Coming Soon To The U.s. Navy: 'stealth' Destroyers Armed With Hypersonic Missiles?

Caleb Larson Security, The Zumwalt-Class has had its share of issue. Could this be the cure to making the 'stealthy' warships much more effective and worth the cost?  The U.S. Navy's Zumwalt-class, named after Elmo Zumwalt of Vietnam fame, has...

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For Vietnam’s Poor, Access To Relief Aid Key To Joining Re-opening Economy

Vietnam has received favorable recognition worldwide for containing the spread of the novel coronavirus and reopening the nation’s economy, but that good news is small comfort for Tran Thi Hien, who collects scrap metal she can resell for...

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History Lesson: Yes, Vietnam Did Halt China's 1979 Invasion

Charlie Gao History, Asia That one didn't go how Beijing had planned. Key Point: Hanoi did not really win, but Beijing did not succeed either. This is a story of how even a modern war led by a larger neighbor can still end in stalemate.   More...
Related topics: China, Beijing

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America Can Learn From How Russia Reinvented The Red Army

Robert Farley Security, Failure breeds innovation. Here's What You Need To Remember: We still have a lot to learn from the experience of the Red Army. In the wake of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army and Air Force both faced crises that felt...
Related topics: Russia

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How Did Vietnam Become Biggest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?

In Vietnam, those who enter a cafe have a good chance of meeting a security guard who sprays their hands with disinfectant. Or, if getting on a bus, they will be told to put on a mask and sit one row apart from others.Half a year into the COVID-19...

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$6.9 Billion Us Military Initiative Would Benefit Taiwan, Vietnam

A $6.9 billion U.S. military initiative that's moving through the Senate would aid beleaguered Taiwan and Vietnam by thwarting major threats from their rival China, analysts say.Senators are working on the Pacific Deterrence Initiative with a budget...
Related topics: Military, Taiwan, China

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