Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

BOOK REVIEW | Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

September 26th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW | Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

From VNVets Blog (used with permission): The Vietnam War was fought a half century ago, yet those who fought in it can never forget – or forgive – its consequences. The scars on the psyches of those who fought there cannot be erased. Each and every one of us who went paid a heavy price

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Author, retired Marine visits Solera

July 16th, 2016
Author, retired  Marine visits Solera

By Sherry Andervich In celebration of the July 4th holiday, Solera Beaumont residents and guests were treated to a special presentation by internationally acclaimed best-selling author and speaker Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC retired, who writes extensively on foreign policy and defense issues. Son of Adm. Elmo T. Zumwalt, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam (1968-1970)

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A PORTRAIT OVERSHADOWS OBAMA’S MEETING WITH VIETNAMESE LEADER

August 3rd, 2015

An historic moment in U.S.-Vietnamese relations occurs this week. For the first time ever, the General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party will visit the U.S. and the White House. The meeting with President Obama will take place on July 7th. It is unusual in that, although General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is head of the

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Memo to Joint Chiefs: Now is the time for ‘moral courage’

September 29th, 2014

By Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt (ret.) Published September 27, 2014 FoxNews.com A recent documentary chronicled the pandemonium as North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon. Efforts to evacuate South Vietnamese were terminated and U.S. military personnel ordered to board the last helicopters. But several Americans ignored the order, continuing – until the last possible moment

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The Massacre “Not Heard Around the World”

August 15th, 2014

By James Zumwalt, Special for USDR It is one of the most flagrant atrocities in modern times. The perpetrator did not report it but, surprisingly, neither did the victim. On June 2012, a video of the incident was released. It was done so, by the perpetrator, raising the question as to why. It was March 1988; the

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A Tribute to My Father ~ What This Ship Means To Me

September 26th, 2013

By Joe Muharsky Not long ago someone asked me “When were you in Vietnam?”  I replied “you mean other than last night?” I am sure I speak for every man who ever rode a Swift boat whether it was up the Bay Hop, the Cu Lon, the Bo De, the Song Ong Dock, the Cai Nap

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Warning to Israel

September 26th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 24 (UPI) — As Iran gets closer to developing nuclear weapons, Israel has to decide whether to await U.S. military assistance to stop Tehran or to go it alone. Israel should heed lessons both from the Vietnam War and U.S. inaction in Iraq today.   From the Vietnam War, Israel should remember:

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“Peace With Honor” Ruse Awaiting Afghanistan?

May 19th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters, May 18, 2011 Osama bin Laden’s death appears to be ringing in some false hopes. Suggesting the terrorist mastermind’s death will impact on the future of the Afghanistan war, Kabul’s ambassador to the US, Ekill Hakimi, said it created “the hope for leadership of the Taliban to join the reconciliation

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Where Heroes Are Not Welcome

February 28th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters February 28, 2011 During the Vietnam war, it was not the demands of combat that caused more than one career Marine to leave the service. There was one assignment which, although far from Vietnam’s battlefields, proved too much even for battle-hardened Marines. The toll-taking assignment was Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO)—the

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Playing Arabian Dominos

February 3rd, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters February 3, 2011 Today in the Arab world, we witness a theory in action first articulated almost 57 years earlier by a US president who raised its applicability to a different part of the world. In an April 1954 news conference, with France on the verge of devastating defeat by

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