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Brexit: Is Britain the New Pakistan?

Bill Manson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bill Manson

When I was 13, at the Lycée Mignet, in Aix-en-Provence, France, my new friends told me I had to decide. Was I for the dream of a United Europe or against? "Oui" or "Non"? What you chose decided who your friends would be for the rest of the year.

The Warblog: We Were Winning When He Left

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 03.31.2016 | Books
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

I was emotionally shattered after multiple combat tours when the war that defined me as a person and as a Marine ended in such a humiliating and ignoble fashion. For nearly a decade I stumbled through my life in a sort of daze trying to justify the sacrifices I made and observed in Southeast Asia.

A Lifetime Away From Saigon

Thuy Thanh Jakim | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Thuy Thanh Jakim

“Don't forget, be good. Love your new family. You always have your mother here in Vietnam. You have not been orphaned.” I watched as this woman wh...

Vietnam, Revisited

John Graham | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
John Graham

Fifty years ago America's leaders told us that if we lost Saigon it would be just the first domino to tip over as the juggernaut of International Communism smashed through the defenses of Capitalism. Now I am back, for the first time.

Rory Kennedy Talks 'Last Days in Vietnam'

Rob Feld | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

In her new documentary, filmmaker Rory Kennedy surrounds the events that transpired as a group of Americans took it upon themselves through a series of back ops to shuttle as many Vietnamese out of the country as they could.

Why the Current Incarnation of ISIS Is No Joke

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Allowing Iraq's vast oil reserves to fall into the hands of the most extreme Muslim terror group in the world is just not good for world stability. Allowing a Killing Fields type of ethnic cleansing of Iraq is not good on pure humanitarian grounds.

Former South Vietnam Leader Nguyen Cao Ky Died Aged 80

Posted 09.22.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)— Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during t...

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT. . . .

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

By Stanley Kutler President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, according to a New York Times report last week, admittedly accepts large cash payments from ...

Afghanistan Again

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

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.

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

The Fool's Errand

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Change the names, dates and particulars of the Algerian War, the Vietnam War and Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the history of mighty powers recycles itself in Af-Pak-Iraq.

Just One More Example of Edward Kennedy's Service to His Country

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kennedy's role in ending the Vietnam War should be honored and remembered as a unique contribution he made to serving his country in a very difficult and polarized time.