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Vietnam, JFK and Not Dying for the Pope

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

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.

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

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.

Afghanistan: Vietnam Redux

politico.com | 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...

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.

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: a Somber History Lesson

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

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.