Vietnam

Us Vows To Use 'every Tool' To Stop Countries Manipulating Currencies

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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Yes, South Korea Helped America Fight In The Vietnam War

Warfare History Network History, Asia 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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What China's Last Major War Tells Us About How It Will Fight The Next One

The Sino-Vietnam Friendship Bridge over a river separating China, right, and Vietnam. Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images In February and March 1979, China fought a bloody three-week war with its smaller neighbor, Vietnam. China is...
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Bearing Witness

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...

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The Clearest Example Of Israeli Apartheid Yet – Juan Cole Interviewed By Robert Scheer

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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Colossal Failure: Why The M16 Rifle Was A Disaster In Vietnam

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia 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,...

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American Victory In Vietnam Could Only Have Come At A High Cost

Robert Farley History, Asia 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...

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Biden Caught In Another Big Lie – Claims More Deaths From Covid Than Wwi, Wwii And Vietnam Wars...

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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Revealed: Trump Offered To Give Kim Jong-un A Ride Home From Vietnam On Air Force One

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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How The M60e6 Became A Light Machine Gun Gem

Charlie Gao Security, Americas 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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Boondoggle: How The Soviets Lost Their War In Afghanistan

Warfare History Network History, Middle East 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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82-year-old Vietnam Vet Beats Armed Intruder To Death: 'that Guy Picked The Wrong House'

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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Fact: The M18 Claymore Mine Packed A Serious Punch

Peter Suciu History, World 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...

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A Vietnam-era Disaster On A Navy Aircraft Carrier Forever Changed How Us Sailors Learn To Do Damage...

An A-4 Skyhawk burns aboard USS Forrestal after its fuel tank was struck by a Zuni missile, July 29, 2021. US Navy An inadvertent rocket launch aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, caused a massive conflagration. The...

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Harvard's Counter Teach-in, 50 Years Later

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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America After Trump Must Confront Mlk’s ‘giant Triplets Of Racism, Extreme Materialism,...

By Andrew Bacevich | – ( 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 Move To Empower Coast Guard Stirs Tensions

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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U.s. Ambassador To Vietnam Releases Rap Video For Lunar New Year

When the United States normalized relations with Vietnam in 1995, approximately nobody would have anticipated a sitting U.S. ambassador earnestly rapping to an unsuspecting Vietnamese audience.
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The Story Of Major General Eldon Bargewell: A Legend In Special Operations

Stavros Atlamazoglou History, Asia 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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Hue City: A Battle In The Thick Of Vietnam's Tet Offensive

Warfare History Network History, Asia 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...

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