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Vietnam War

Wild Duel: Weasels vs SAMs Over Dong Hoi

Warren E. Thompson | Published: March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm
During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on

Dark Clouds Over Junction City

Rod Paschall | Published: March 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm
In Operation Junction City, Vietnam War's biggest operation, Feb. 21-May 14, 1967, including the largest paratroop jump since World War II, Gen. William Westmoreland won his big-unit campaign but lost confidence that the war could be won

Book Review: Embers of War, by Frederik Logevall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Frederik Logevall examines the critical period of regional and world tensions that flared up into America's Vietnam War.

Extended Interview- Scholar Lien-Hang T. Nguyen: Hanoi's Secrets

Vietnam magazine | Published: February 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, author of Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, gives insight into the war's final chapter, in this interview with Vietnam magazine about her life and her work

Operation Homecoming Gallery

MHQ | Published: February 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Recently released American POWs as they return home from Vietnam 40 years ago. See more on MHQ Facebook!

My War - Elizabeth A. Allen

Elizabeth A. Allen, oral history | Published: January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm
During the Vietnam War, Capt. Elizabeth Allen joined the U.S. Army with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and served in the Nurse Corps on the front lines at the 71st and 12th Evac Hospitals tending to the injured and dying

Letter from Vietnam magazine - Feb. 2013 - on becoming a partner with the war's 50th anniversary commemoration

Published: January 09, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Counting the Years Last Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Barack Obama launched the Department of Defense program to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. On the stage that day were Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and …

Review - Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Published: January 08, 2013 at 6:26 pm
In Republic F-105 Thunderchief, author Peter Davies guides readers through the plane's technical details, with photos and illustrations to show everything from ordnance to the dual option of refueling that was unique

Review - Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty

Published: January 08, 2013 at 6:17 pm
In Agent Orange: History, Science and the Politics of Uncertainty, author Edwin Martini finds there is no evidence to support claims that the military and policymakers knew about the dangers of Agent Orange in the early 1960s but chose to ignore them

Letters from Readers - Vietnam magazine February 2013

Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Hailing Hereford I've been reading Vietnam magazine for several years. This is my first letter. The October 2012 account of the brave men in the article "Last Stand at Landing Zone Hereford" is excellent, one of the best articles I've …

Arsenal - North Vietnam's Mi-6 "Hook"

Carl O. Shuster | Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:45 pm
North Vietnam's Soviet-built Mi-6 Hook went into service in 1962 as the world's largest and fastest helicopter

Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley

Joseph L. Galloway | Published: January 08, 2013 at 4:29 pm
In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang

Punji Stakes: Pointed End to a Foot Patrol

Jon Guttman | Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With roots and etymology in the 19th century Punjab region of India, punji stakes came into their own a century later as a guerrilla weapon during the Vietnam War.

Tet: Circling the Wagons in Saigon

Rod Paschall | Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:36 pm
In the early hours of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, MPs, alongside a diverse collection of mechanics, cooks and clerks, thwarted a catastrophic military defeat in Saigon

Interview - Jim Willbanks: Tet's Truths, Myths and Mysteries

Published: December 05, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Military historian and author James Willbanks discusses how the 1968 Tet Offensive developed and changed the course of the Vietnam War and offers new understandings about the nature of intelligence.

Vet Spotlight - Michael Cody

Published: December 04, 2012 at 1:33 pm
"I didn't know what I was taking pictures of at the time." (Credit: Cody Age: 67 Hometown: Wallkill, N.Y. Career: Truck Driver, Wallkill Highway Garage In-country: 1968-69 Michael Cody took more than 1,000 photos during and after the World …
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