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    Vietnam News- April 2009

    Shineski to VA, Jones to NSA: Obama Taps Vietnam Veterans for Top Posts “I think that General Shinseki is exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home,” President-elect...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- April 2009

    ‘Combat’ Was My Best Friend Your news item of last April, “Honoring a soldier’s best friend,” brought back memories. I landed in Chu Lai on May 5, 1965, as a Marine sergeant with the 1st Engineer Battalion, which became the 3rd...

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    Vietnam Book Review: North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75

    North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958-75 by Gordon L. Rottman, Osprey Publishing, 2009, $18.95 For the average American interested in military history, the North Vietnamese Army soldier, or bo doi, has held little of the fascination generated...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Gunbird Driver

    Gunbird Driver: A Marine Huey Pilot’s War in Vietnam by David A. Ballentine, Naval Institute Press, 2008, $28.95 A retired Marine colonel who is now a college instructor in Kansas, in 1966-67 David Ballentine was a young lieutenant...

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    Vietnam Review: Between the Lines

    Between the Lines DVD produced by Ty Ponder, Scott Bass and Troy Page, Pure Frustration Productions LLC, narrated by John Milius, 52 minutes, release date April 15, 2009, 29.95. Limited edition companion book from Headline Graphics,...

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    Vietnam Review: An Unlikely Weapon

    An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story DVD, produced and directed by Morgan Cooper, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, 85 minutes, 2008, $24.95 www.anunlikelyweapon.com While Eddie Adams covered 13 wars and took pictures of presidents,...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Eddie Adams

    Eddie Adams: Vietnam edited by Alyssa Adams, Umbrage Editions Books, March 2009, $50 Since the advent of the art of photography a century and a half ago, millions and millions of split seconds have been frozen for eternity, becoming, to...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The War Behind Me

    The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth About U.S. War Crimes by Deborah Nelson, Basic Books, 2008, $26.95, www.warbehindme.com Once upon a time, there was an army that had been defeated in war. Reeling from the...

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    Turbulence Over Vietnam

    Disjointed and dysfunctional, the application of American air power was severely hobbled by competing objectives and outdated thinking. Joint warfare, or “jointness,” is accepted by all the U.S. services today as desirable and...

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    Khe Sanh in the Pantheon

    What a new president’s reflections on an old battle means to one Marine who was there. On the morning of President Barak Obama’s inaguration I was busy at work preparing for a class, when I got an email from a Vietnam veteran friend...

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    In the Eye of the Storm: Interview with General Nguyen Khanh

    General Nguyen Khanh sheds light on Saigon’s swirling world of coup and counter coup. “This Khanh is the toughest one they got and ablest one they got,” President Lyndon B. Johnson told a reporter in 1964. LBJ’s Secretary of...

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    Night Sweats at Kham Duc

    Officially classified as an operation with ‘indifferent’ results, Elk Canyon I was a bloody and costly trial by combat for one American artillery battery. Andrew Grey, a young Native American cannoneer, climbed aboard the CH-47 chopper...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- June 2009

    Two Missions in May Forty years ago, in May 1969, two teams of skilled and brave Americans were engaged, on behalf of their nation, in epic missions that riveted the attention of the country and had far-reaching impacts. As the massive...

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    My War: The Night I Died in My Bird Dog

    DONALD TYLER Captain, U.S. Army, Forward Air Controller 183rd Reconnaissance Airplane Company Phan Thiet, 1969-70 There it was, a flicker of light about a mile away in the distance. I was in my O-1 Bird Dog returning from a tree-killing...

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    Arsenal | M72 LAW: The Disposable Tank Killer

    While rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) gave the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese an “equalizer” against American tanks, American troops acquired an even lighter, handier weapon for that purpose with the deployment in 1963 of the M72...

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    Vietnam News- June 2009

    Vietnam’s Shadow Reaches Obama Will February 17, 2009, someday be regarded as a date of great historical import, the starting point of what could be a dangerous road into an unwinnable military conflict? That is the alarm being sounded...