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    Review: The Trial of Jane Fonda

    The Trial of Jane Fonda, a stage play by writer-director Terry Jastrow, world premier Edinburgh, Scotland, July-August 2014 The long-running visceral feud between America’s Vietnam veterans and anti-war activist Jane Fonda was...

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    Book Review: I am a Soldier of Fortune

    I Am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils by Robert K. Brown, Casemate Publishers, 2013 Mention Robert K. Brown and many people will ask, “Who?” But tell them he is the man behind Soldier of Fortune magazine, founded in Boulder,...

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    Book Review: So Much to Lose

    So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos by William J. Rust, University Press of Kentucky, 2014, E-book available So Much to Lose William Rust’s second tome on American-Laotian relations in the is a fitting title for...

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    Our Woman in Saigon

    He was an American spy. She was a South Vietnamese chemist for an oil firm. They teamed up to root out corruption that threatened her country’s survival. When William R. Johnson arrived in Saigon at the end of 1972 as the new chief of...

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    Faith Under Fire: Military Chaplains and the Morality of War

    Confronted with the moral complexities of their duties in Vietnam, chaplains often found that one religious value conflicted with another. Military chaplains know they must be moral examples to the troops or lose their credibility as...

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    Top 30 Vietnam War Books

    America’s wars have inspired some of the world’s best literature, and the Vietnam War is no exception. The Vietnam War has left many legacies. Among the most positive is an abundance of top-notch books, many written by veterans of the...

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    Descent into the DMZ

    The story of a Marine assault force’s tragic landing during Operation Beau Charger is told in a corporal’s letters home. When Lance Cpl. Robert Francis Galluzzo sat down on May 26, 1967, to write to his parents in Massachusetts, he...

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    Letter from the Editor: Vietnam December 2014

    The Vietnam War: A Reader’s Guide An anniversary of a major historic event is always an occasion to publish new books. The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination spawned more than 200 books in 2013 alone. But...

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    My War: “Sugarbear” and The Mod Squad

    I graduated from high school in May 1968 at the age of 17 and had no job. I had received a football scholarship to Grambling State University, but I didn’t make the team, so I drifted around my hometown of Minden, Louisiana, trying to...

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    Interview with Scott L. Reda

    Any war is a mosaic of many individual stories—and those are the stories documentary maker Lou Reda Productions Inc. wants to tell in new films about the Vietnam War. The company, founded in 1978 in Easton, Pennsylvania, has been...

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    Intel: Vietnam Magazine December 2014

    Dempsey First Joint Chiefs Leader to Visit Vietnam After End of War In August, General Martin Dempsey became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to travel to Vietnam since 1971. Dempsey, who arrived on August 14 for a four-day...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam December 2014

    B-52 Strikes a Chord Your story “Bailout! Bailout!” (October 2014) brought back both good and bad memories. I was in-country 1971 and 1972, but in 1968 I was the training NCO for the munitions squadron of Project Arc Light supporting...

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    Book Review: Last Days in Vietnam

    Last Days in Vietnam  Directed by Rory Kennedy, Moxie Firecracker Films, 2014. American Experience, PBS, April 28, 2015  A documentary directed by Rory Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, dramatically presents the...

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    Book Review: Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War

    Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War: The End of the American Century By David F. Schmitz, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014 The shadow of the Watergate scandal, and President Richard M. Nixon’s subsequent resignation, dominates most studies of...

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    Review: St. Vincent

    St. Vincent Written and directed by Theodore Melfi, released in U.S. theaters Oct. 24, 2014, PG-13  St. Vincent Murray, as a sour yet compassionate , a new movie starring Bill Vietnam veteran, marks the feature film directorial debut...

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    Book Reviews: Chasing Shadows

    Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate By Ken Hughes, University of Virginia Press, 2014  Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley called Richard Nixon “a diabolical pragmatist,” and...