Moyar compares the Diems with the autocratic leaders in today's Middle East. I think the comparison is a good one. But there is one real difference; the Diems were Catholics and so was JFK.
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With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.
The war in Afghanistan is nearly nine years old. Despite the Obama administration's July 2011 target date for de-escalating, there seems no end in sig...
Congress has failed to ask the tough questions about the Afghanistan war and has instead given the American people a steady stream of platitudes about "winning" what can never be won.
The 45th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution should serve as a sobering reminder of the costly war that America was dragged into based on lies and shadowy misinformation.
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