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    A Soviet Spy in Saigon: The Case of the French Doctor

    A story of CIA officers, Russian agents in Paris, the French FBI, lavish parties and one doctor who operated a clinic in South Vietnam. The only known Soviet espionage agent permanently based inside South Vietnam during the war was a...

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    Bailout! Bailout!

    When his B-52 bomber was struck by a North Vietnamese missile, the pilot ordered a bailout, but the navigator’s ejection seat failed and he had just seconds to find another way out of the burning plane. A B-52 Stratofortress with the...

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    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam October 2014

    So You Thought You Had a Bad Day? Everyone has bad days. Those days when the “check engine” light comes on and the computer conks out, when it seems like things could not get any worse and they do. But the next time you are bemoaning...

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    My War: ‘Overseas’ in Texas and Vietnam

    For me, 1965 was the year of my high school graduation, my first job and the Vietnam War. My final grades wouldn’t get me into any college, and having a low draft number, I considered joining the service. The local Air Force recruiter in...

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    Interview with Doniphan Carter: A Perspective on War From a Man Who...

    Doniphan “Don” Carter was a lieutenant with the famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II, a major and 179th Infantry regimental operations staff officer in Korea, and a colonel with the 25th Infantry Division in...

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    Intel: Vietnam Magazine October 2014

    Fight Over Vietnam at Nixon Library The selection of a new director for the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, has been snarled in a controversy over the library’s treatment of the Vietnam War, according to the...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam October 2014

    ASA Out of the Closet Historian John Prados tells an interesting story about an occurrence that evolved into the “Vinh Window” program (August 2014). He gives credit to the Air Force Security Service, Naval Security Group, National...

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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...