Vietnam


The Dynamic Nature of Geopolitics

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, when the communist North Vietnamese launched synchronized, simultaneous attacks on multiple targets in U.S.-backed South Vietnam. Although the offensive did…

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Trump Says He Trusts Putin’s Denials of Election Meddling

President Donald Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations Russia meddled in last year’s presidential election despite U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference. Trump…

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Rivlin Hails Vietnam as Free Market Leader

Over four decades after the communists ousted the U.S. from Vietnam, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin stood in the Presidential Palace in Hanoi and hailed the country’s entrance into the family…

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Forty Years Later: What We Lost in Vietnam

Last week marked 40 years since the United States withdrew all its forces and personnel from Vietnam. The iconic images from that fateful time are of a heroic, massive evacuation…

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Haunted By the Nightmare of the Vietnam War

Upon succeeding Richard Nixon in 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Ford was referring to the Watergate scandal that had preoccupied the nation for months.…

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Army’s Last Vietnam-era Draftee Retires

The Vietnam Era is officially over. A central New York native has retired as the Army’s last Vietnam-era draftee. Chief Warrant Officer Ralph Rigby’s retirement ceremony was held Oct. 28,…

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2 Pat Quinns Do Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday got doused with ice water from someone with a familiar name to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, The Associated Press reported. The Democrat…

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Vietnam-Era Navy Ship to Dock in Brooklyn

A Vietnam-era U.S. Navy vessel is soon to have a new home: a waterfront park in Brooklyn. Organizers say the Baylander, which was first deployed in 1968, will be docked…

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