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Light My Fire: Zippos in Vietnam by Marc Leepson

While the austere Zippo lighter was ubiquitous among GIs during WWII, it became a cultural icon in Vietnam.

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Rags to Redemption - The Combat Paper Project by Roger Vance

How beating their uniforms into a pulp is helping combat veterans reclaim and reframe their war experiences.

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On the Front Lines of the Crossbow War by Rod Paschall

In 1962, the CIA, U.S. Special Forces and Vietnam's Montagnards developed counterinsurgency tactics that live on today

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Hello Dollies! by Cheryl Fries

Why 627 young Red Cross workers logged more than 2 million miles to bring hardened combat troops a touch of home in Vietnam

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When Schwarzkopf Met Westmoreland by Don North

Maj. Norman Schwarzkopf's high expectations are instantly deflated after a brief encounter with the general in 1965

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Tribute - CMSgt. Richard Etchberger: What He Did in Laos to Earn a Posthumous Medal of Honor in 2010 by Fred L. Borch

Killed 42 years ago, Etchberger single-handedly held off the NVA at a secret radar site and saved the lives of several airmen

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Learning the Ropes of Combat Coverage by Don North

On a slow boat to Saigon in 1965, an aspiring war reporter learns valuable lessons that would serve him well in his tumultuous first weeks as a stringer in Vietnam, when he assigns himself each morning to be where the action is, chasing rumors of war

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Ia Drang - The Battle That Convinced Ho Chi Minh He Could Win by Joseph Galloway

Joe Galloway takes a hard look at the assessments of Ia Drang by the war's architects in Washington, Saigon and Hanoi: McNamara, Westmoreland, Ho and Giap

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The Hard Truth About Fragging by Peter Brush

Unprecedented declines in morale and discipline among troops in Vietnam spawned fragging a phenomenon forever tied to the Vietnam War in which the M26, M61 or M67 fragmentation grenade was used to kill a superior officer often ending in court-martial

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Farewell to General Frederick C. Weyand by Maj. Gen. David T. Zabecki (ret.)

With the death of Frederick C. Weyand, the last commander of Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), on February 10, 2010, the United States lost one of its best generals of the Vietnam War. Was military adviser to U.S. during Paris Peace Talks

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Final Fiasco - The Fall of Saigon by Edward Rasen

Newly declassified documents and fresh insight from Frank Snepp, the CIA's chief analyst in Vietnam during 1975, present a revealing new picture of the chaotic final days of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, before enemy forces captured Saigon on April 30

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Deliberate Distortions Still Obscure Understanding of the Vietnam War by Colonel Harry G. Summers Jr.

Colonel Harry G. Summers Jr., the founding editor of Vietnam magazine, clears up some of the deliberate distortions that continue to obscure understanding of the Vietnam War

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Ed Lansdale's Black Warfare in 1950s Vietnam by Marc D. Bernstein

Edward Lansdale, working undercover as an assistant air attache at Saigon's U.S. Embassy in the mid-1950s, led the CIA's Saigon Military Mission to apply psychological warfare campaigns, such as rumors and black leaflets, against Viet MInh Communists

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Live from Washington, It's Lottery Night 1969! by Wesley Abney

Forty years ago, on December 1, 1969, the first Vietnam draft lottery was held, which used birthdays to determine the random order in which young men would be chosen for military service in 1970. Birthdays were drawn from 366 blue plastic capsules.

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Ho Chi Minh and the OSS by Claude G. Berube

Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh guerrilla fighters, led by future NVA General Vo Nguyen Giap, were allies of the Americans and given training by the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, in an effort to defeat the Japanese during the waning days of World War II

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