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Vietnam War

Gary Hart's New Memoir Shows the Continuity in Contemporary History

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Bradley

Reading the book I'm struck by the threads of continuity running from 1970 to 2010. America was in a state of imperial overstretch, riven by a foolish war and roiled by divisive politics. And Hart has had a unique vantage point throughout.

Implications of a Pointless War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What does it mean that the New York Times, upon the occasion of President Obama's announced drawdown of forces in Iraq last week, called our seven and...

The Curse of Vietnam Now Haunting Afghan Killing Fields

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rick Ayers

American fiction finds the view of the Vietnamese resistance unfathomable. Even in imaginative writing, most authors cannot come to terms with the people who defeated the US military.

The Afghanistan War: "They Were Children When the War Began"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I have a grandson who just turned 11. Had he been 11 when the Afghanistan war started, he would be 19 or 20 now. He could be in Afghanistan.

America's Wars: How Serial War Became the American Way of Life

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

For two centuries, Americans were taught to think war itself an aberration. Younger generations of Americans, however, are now being taught to expect no end of war -- and no end of wars.

As Troops Leave Iraq, Will America Forget the Refugees?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

We must exercise our moral responsibility and provide meaningful financial support for the millions of innocent Iraqi men, women and children who are the wretched legacy of a war they had no hand in.

To the Vietnamese, Life Is Temporary

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

While eating local Cao Lau Noodles outdoors at a small restaurant in Hoi An, my guide Tran Nhieu said, "Please tell me what you remember about the American War."

The Wall and the Mosque: Divide and Unite

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The current fight over the building of an Islamic study center near Ground Zero here in Manhattan is reminiscent of another battle nearly thirty years ago over a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Afghaninam, Vietnamistan

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Beinhart

US forces won every battle in Vietnam. Every damn battle. But we didn't have the will to win. As high as the stakes were said to be, the actual stakes were pretty low. Do we have the will to win in Afghanistan?

Bruce Henderson Tells Amazing Hero Story On The Daily Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Bruce Henderson came on the Daily Show last night to talk about his new book, "Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam W...

Will Obama Fall Into Vietnam Trap in Afghanistan?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Like Johnson, Obama inherited this mess, but as of Jan. 20, 2009, it was his mess to clean up. What's really at stake is whether historians will view BHO in Afghanistan as synonymous with LBJ in Vietnam.

Is WikiLeaks' Release of the War Logs Afghanistan's Cronkite Moment?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

There comes a time when you have to recognize when something isn't working. It's not just the War Logs, but how they crystallize lessons we have been learning over the last year in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Vietnam Redux | KAI BIRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

Click and Its Relevance to Inter-Country Relations

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Ori and Rom Brafman's new book Click: The Magic of Instant Connections raises a number of interesting observations concerning why some people are able...

Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite all the anger and worry today there' is still a lack of interest afflicting many of those who rallied to the cause of Barack Obama in 2008, knocking on doors, contributing money -- voting.

After Arizona

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bradley

From California north to Alaska, west to Colorado and south to New Mexico, posters told the Chinese to get out and that those who hesitated faced the barrel of a white man's rifle.

Film Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan has us moving to the edge of our seats as our minds retreat into a dark past. It's a gripping tale about a ghost that has lived for 43 years. It's Vietnam.

Pete Seeger: When Will They Ever Learn?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

While many of the legendary men and women he associated with are gone, Pete Seeger continues his political work with a focus now on environmental endeavors.

Vietnam -- Still at War Thirty-Five Years Later

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas A. Bass

The continuing Vietnam war is a battle over memory, history, and truth, and the stakes are still high.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan: Must-See Vietnam Feature Doc Asks All the Right Questions

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Whittling 300 hours of footage to a spellbinding 77 minutes edited over a year and a half, The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan has more questions than answers.

Vietnam War Continues in Laos: 75 Million Bombs Remain

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

As part of its efforts during the Vietnam War, the U.S. carried out a nine-year bombing campaign in Laos that ultimately dropped 260 million cluster bombs on the country. Many of those bombs never detonated.

35 Years After the Vietnam War Is Not Too Late

Don Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Jones

As a veteran who came home from Vietnam in 1969, I say thank you everyday to those who fought with me. This Friday, I will say thank you to those who did not come back.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War is the best novel I have ever read about Vietnam, which is saying something. It's also one of the best books I have ever read.

The Last Ghost of War

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By Azadeh Shahshahani and John Zientowski Today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of...