Articles Related to Vietnam War History

March 29, 2017

It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago today, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam…

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New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke

November 2, 2015

Richard Holbrooke was an important voice in U.S. foreign policy from his first State Department assignment in 1963 as a civilian AID worker in South Vietnam until his death in 2010. Along the way, he…

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U.S. Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War by Norman M. Camp

September 23, 2015

Very few aspects of the American war in Vietnam have not come under the microscope in books, magazine articles, scholarly journals, blog posts---or any other medium. One part of the war that has seen little light…

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Content With My Wages by Gregory H. Murry

September 21, 2015

A Bill Mauldin Second World War cartoon has Willie telling Joe: "You'll get over it, Joe. Oncet I was gonna write a book exposin' the army after th' war myself." Retired Army Master Sergeant Gregory H.…

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The Air Force Way of War by Brian D. Laslie

September 10, 2015

  Long ago---in the 1950s and 60s---Strategic Air Command bombers ruled the world. SAC, for one thing, controlled ninety-five percent of the Free World's striking power. Its city-busting thermonuclear war plans held top priority. Tactical…

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Vietnam 1967-68 by David R. Higgins

September 1, 2015

Vietnam 1967-68: U.S. Marine Versus NVA Soldier (Osprey, 80 pp., $18.95, paper; $15, .95 e book) is an excellent book for readers unfamiliar with the Vietnam War. In it, author David R. Higgins, a veteran…

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The Hidden History of America at War by Kenneth C. Davis

August 10, 2015

Maybe I take things too literally, but I expected to find both hidden and untold information in Kenneth C. Davis’s The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah (Hachette, 416…

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Don Oberdorfer, 1931-2015

July 30, 2015

Don Oberdorfer, a long-time diplomatic correspondent who covered the Vietnam War for The Washington Post  and was the author of the well-regarded  look at the 1968 Tet Offensive,  Tet! (1971), died July 23 in Washington,…

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Last Stand at Khe Sanh by Gregg Jones

July 9, 2015

Gregg Jones’s 2014 book,  Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam , is now available in paperback (Da Capo, 358 pp., $16.99). Veteran journalist and author Jones,   best known for his…

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William Conrad Gibbons, 1926-2015

July 9, 2015

William Conrad Gibbons, one of the most respected historians of the Vietnam War, died July 4. He was 88 years old. Bill Gibbons was the author of the monumental work, The U.S. Government and the…

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