In late 2020, the US Treasury formally slammed Switzerland and Vietnam as “currency manipulators”, accusing them of deliberately seeking to devalue their currencies against the dollar to gain the upper hand in trading.
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South Korea was a solid anti-communist ally that served well in that terrible conflict.
Key point: South Korean units fought with distinction and the war (along with American aid) greatly boosted the South...
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The Sino-Vietnam Friendship Bridge over a river separating China, right, and Vietnam.
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In February and March 1979, China fought a bloody three-week war with its smaller neighbor, Vietnam.
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A very few of us now living lived through The Great Depression; only a very few more of us lived through WWII; some more than that of us lived through the Korean War; more yet of us lived through the Vietnam Era; and so it goes up until now. All of...
Via ScheerPost — which is always essential reading, I was interviewed by the legendary journalist Robert Scheer. In a storied career, he covered the Vietnam War and southeast Asia, edited Ramparts, interviewed Jimmy Carter for Playboy and...
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Although widely used, the M16 was not without its problems.
Here's What You Need to Remember: As U.S. forces streamed out of bases in the United States bound for Southeast Asia, few would have imagined the M16 rifle,...
The strategic significance of the loss of South Vietnam was, in the long run, trivial.
Here's What You Need to Know: As U.S. policymakers eventually decided, the game was simply not worth the candle.
Mark Moyar, the...
Joe Biden can’t help himself. He lies about everything. For Pete’s sake, he’s playing President after stealing the election after all. But yesterday he lied again and he simply didn’t have to.
Biden put on a strange...
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Former president Donald Trump was so excited by his burgeoning friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he made an eye-popping offer.
A new BBC series Trump Takes On the World" reveals startling details about the former U.S. president's...
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The M60 would see its first combat use in the Vietnam War in 1965 with the U.S. Marines. While it served well for many soldiers, providing heavy, accurate firepower, it also revealed many more flaws in the...
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The expensive and foolish war was the Kremlin’s own Vietnam.
Key Point: Big powers have difficulties fighting insurgencies in rugged terrain. Here is how the Soviets were defeated, foreshadowing...
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An 82-year-old Vietnam veteran defended himself, his wife, and his property after an armed intruder entered his home over the weekend, killing the intruder by bludgeoning him to death. What are the details? According to a report from Newsweek,...
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The mine was first used during the Korean War and also later in Vietnam.
During the Korean War (1950-53), United Nations (UN) forces came under constant infantry attacks from the Chinese and North Korean armies that were...
An A-4 Skyhawk burns aboard USS Forrestal after its fuel tank was struck by a Zuni missile, July 29, 2021.
An inadvertent rocket launch aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, caused a massive conflagration.
Fifty years ago, some friends and I had the audacity to sponsor what we called the "Counter Teach-In: An Alternative View." It took place at Harvard University on March 26, 1971, and argued in favor of American involvement in the Vietnam War – a...
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( Tomdispatch.com) – When Martin Luther King preached his famous sermon “Beyond Vietnam” at Riverside Church in New York City in April 1967, I don’t recall giving his words a second thought. Although at the...
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China's new law allowing its coast guard to “open fire” on foreign vessels is causing serious anxiety in the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan. The move may help China to create a quasi-military presence even in sea areas where its navy is absent,...
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When Bargewell retired in 2006, he was the most decorated soldier on active duty.
Eldon Bargewell knew he would serve in the military from a very young age.
With Vietnam War heating up, he enlisted in the Army in...
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As South Vietnamese relaxed during the Tet holiday in 1968, North Vietnamese and Vietcong launch the most audacious offensive of the Vietnam War.
Here's What You Need to Know: The Communist strategy of...