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    Vietnam Book Review: True Faith and Allegiance

    True Faith and Allegiance: An American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc  by Mike McDermott, University of Alabama Press, 2012 Firsthand “boots on the ground” accounts of combat have long been a staple of the Vietnam...

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    The Duke’s Green Berets

    John Wayne’s 1968 take on the Vietnam War sang the praises of U.S. Special Forces but was panned by critics. John Wayne was drawn to the mystique of the elite U.S. Army Special Forces troops known as Green Berets when in the mid-...

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    Napalm’s Fiery Fall Into Infamy

    The incendiary bomb’s global debut was widely applauded and subsequent Cold War deployments little criticized. Vietnam shifted the paradigm. The jellied gasoline concoction created by Harvard scientist Louis Fieser help defeat the...

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    Norman, The Third Tour

    General Schwarzkopf’s return to Vietnam more than 20 years after his second combat tour brought him closure—and a mysterious threat of bloodshed. IN 1991 THE FACE OF U.S. MILITARY POWER WAS GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF. Burly and...

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    Hunkering Down in a Place Called Khe Sanh

    Few had ever heard of the embattled combat base when an Air Force reporter flew in on January 23, 1968, but by the time he left two days later, he’d helped introduce it to the world. I had been standing down from active journalism for a...

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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor August 2013

    Takes One to Know One THROUGHOUT THE BATTLE and 77-day siege of the Khe Sanh Combat Base 45 years ago, dozens of reporters and photojournalists flew in to document the unfolding trial of the more than 6,000 Marines and assorted Army and...

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    Interview: National Archivist’s Da Nang Detour

    Before dropping out of college and joining the Navy in 1967, David Ferriero had worked two jobs to help pay for his education. One of them propelled him to become a Navy corpsman in Vietnam and pursue a medical career, but the other...

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    My War: Andre Joseph St. Laurent

    Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Special Forces September 1965 – March 1972 All my life, I’ve been drawn to the sound of cannons. Yearning to go to Korea in the mid-1950s, I joined the Marine Corps at  17. John Wayne, as Sergeant...

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    Vietnam News August 2013

    Vietnam Veterans Days Spread Across America Parades, ceremonies and somber observances in late March and early April brought recognition and healing to Vietnam veterans across the country as communities marked Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans...

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    Vietnam- Letter from Readers August 2013

    Bugs’ LORAN THE LIGHTNING BUG DRONE ARTICLE (February) is a good read about a largely unheralded effort to reduce U.S. aircraft and aircrew casualties by using modified target drones for reconnaissance work over highly protected targets....

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    Vietnam Book Review: The Cambodian Wars

    The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations by Kenneth Conboy, University Press of Kansas, 2013 With the recent passing of Cambodia’s long-time monarch Norodom Sihanouk and the excruciatingly slow international war...

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    Vietnam Book Review: USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

    USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II  by Peter Davies, Osprey Publishing, 2013 The F4H-1 Phantom II was originally designed for the U.S. Navy, and when it first emerged from McDonnell’s St. Louis factory—a big, heavy two-seater...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Before the Quagmire

    Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961, by William J. Rust, University of Kentucky Press, 2012 Laos was the “cork in the bottle” of Southeast Asia, warned President Dwight D. Eisenhower shortly before the tragic...

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    The Unexploded Election-Eve Bombshell

    Did Richard Nixon secretly try to scuttle President Johnson’s peace talk plan days before the 1968 presidential election? New evidence supports an unpublished story that he did. Beverly Deepe arrived in Vietnam as a 26-year-old reporter...

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    Truck Hunting on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    No factor loomed as large in the war as keeping North Vietnam’s men and materiel from rolling down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Vietnam War was contested in ten thousand places, from the U Minh Forest in the Mekong Delta to the Ia Drang...

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    When God-Kings Die

    Norodom Sihanouk’s state funeral in February marked the end of a controversial era in Cambodian history. Few monarchs have embraced the life and times of their country as dramatically as King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, whose earthly...