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  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...
  • MH370 team searching ON THE GROUND with exact jungle location where ‘plane came down’

    09/15/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 74 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 14th September 2018 | David Rivers
    Tech expert Ian Wilson is to be airlifted to an area three miles from where he claims he has pinpointed the Malaysian Airlines flight using Google Maps. He will then need a guide to lead him through the two-day jungle mission through the mountainous terrain west of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It comes after Andre Milne – who previously declared Wilson's spot "significant" – called an earlier helicopter mission to find the missing MH370 flight "useless" because it wasn't on foot. Milne – a private investigator and founder of Unicorn Aerospace – exclusively told Daily Star Online: "Flying over in a...
  • Romans vs Khmers: They came, they saw, they traded... or did they?

    09/13/2018 10:36:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Phnom Penh Post ^ | 4th of July 2015 | Bennett Murray
    In 2nd century AD Egypt, the legendary Greco-Roman scientist Claudius Ptolemy put the extent of the known world onto paper. From his home in Alexandria, he gathered reports from sailors who had made perilous journeys to India and possibly beyond. Though details were sparse, a voyager named Alexander described a distant port called Kattigara on the Sinus Magna (Great Gulf) to the east of the Golden Chersonese peninsula - widely considered to be mainland Malaysia. Halfway across the world around the same time, the bustling seaport Oc Eo was part of the flourishing Funan Kingdom, the earliest known pre-Angkorian civilisation...
  • Nike, NFL, & Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture….

    09/05/2018 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/4/18 | sundance
    From a pure economic/financial perspective this Nike branding campaign doesn’t make sense…. unless, you realize a much bigger picture. A hidden bigger picture. On its face, it just seems absurd. Why would any major corporation intentionally stake out a branding position that is adverse to their financial interests? I’ve spoken to some very excellent business actuaries on this late today; and one specific conversation finally helped to make it all make sense. During that conversation a good ally shared: “a multinational corporation would never make a branding decision adverse to their financial interests. Unless there is a hidden risk unrelated...
  • McCain Forrestal incident (vanity)

    09/03/2018 3:11:10 PM PDT · by Bell Bouy II · 118 replies
    BB II
    Need sources to the correct version of the Forrestal incident I know there are many floating around many total BS. Many here have links to the correct version. I remember seeing videos or "films" back then in school at NAS Jax on the fire but cant recall how they portrayed it Need the real story. Him dropping bombs on the flight deck I believe are BS. Thanks
  • Today is the anniversary of the most critical decision of the Vietnam War

    08/31/2018 7:24:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/31/2018 | Sam C. Holliday
    On 31 August, 1963 the most important meeting for Americans regarding the Vietnam War took place to debate US policy and the possibility of a coup against the Diem regime. During 1962 and 1963, the communist networks increased their covert assassination campaign against anyone working at the local level for the Saigon government. These were not only attempting to create fear, eliminate local leaders in the districts, and support the Buddhists, but also to undermine confidence that the Saigon government could provide local security 24-7.
  • Vietnam veteran honored with medals 50 years later

    08/28/2018 4:15:31 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 10 replies
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 8/27/18 | Mary Pieper
    LAKE MILLS — David Groe of Lake Mills initially thought Friday’s ceremony recognizing his service during the Vietnam War would be a low-key affair. Instead, he and his family walked into the Lake Mills High School gym to see a crowd of students, veterans and other community members on hand to witness the ceremony. An old friend and neighbor of Groe’s — Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China and the former governor of Iowa — gave the main address. “It was pretty overwhelming,” Groe said. “I didn’t expect all of that.” Like many Vietnam veterans, Groe never got his medals....
  • Newly found John McCain tape he is busted, his career a total lie.

    08/21/2018 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 82 replies
    Next News Youtube video ^ | 8/10/18 | Next News on Youtube
    Strange that this misfiled recording of a Vietnamese propaganda broadcast monitored and recorded by the CIA has just surfaced. McCain got away with Keating 5 and self defined himself as a hero for his Vietnam service saying they never broke him. Of Course he denied he was as some of his fellow POW's called him the "Songbird".
  • Trump promised to fix veterans' problems; now they call his hotline desperate for help

    08/05/2018 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The phones rang early in the morning and late in the evening. They rang, always, in the middle of the night. They were ringing now, as Mary Hendricks sank into a swivel chair and settled in beside her co-workers for another day of answering them. The calls came from veterans who were about to be evicted. Veterans who couldn't get hold of their doctors. Veterans who needed to talk about what they saw in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam. Mary pressed a button. Her headset clicked on. "This is the White House VA hotline," she said, introducing...
  • Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent Orange

    07/30/2018 12:30:37 PM PDT · by rexthecat · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | June 30, 2018 | Self
    Reminder all Vietnam vets! The Veterans Administration has a list of illnesses that they presume were caused by Agent Orange exposure. If you have Type II Diabetes, Parkinson's or any of the other ailments listed you do not have to prove anything. You just need to show you served in Vietnam. This includes many vets who served in the Navy in waters off of Vietnam. You may be eligible for $$ disability payments and medical care if you want it.
  • Can North Korea be the next Vietnam?

    07/29/2018 6:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | July 29, 2018 | Lee Jong-Wha
    After decades of deadlock, there seems finally to be some diplomatic movement on the Korean Peninsula. The June summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump – the first between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president – produced a joint statement in which Kim agreed to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, in exchange for security guarantees from Trump. Of course, while some cheer the development, others remind us of the North’s long history of broken promises. But even if Kim’s pledge was sincere, his regime will benefit from such guarantees – and from an end to crippling...
  • Marine to receive Medal of Honor 50 years after Battle of Hue heroics

    07/23/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 19, 2018
    A Marine credited with saving the lives of countless members of his company during one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War will receive the Medal of Honor, thanks to the efforts of a congresswoman and a group of Marines who witnessed his heroics. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who lives in the coastal community of Oxnard, Calif., learned he will receive the nation’s highest military honor via a phone call from President Donald Trump early this month. An official announcement from the White House is expected once a date for the presentation is confirmed. Canley initially received the...
  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died

    07/19/2018 6:11:36 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 July 2019 | AP
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a local nursing home, she said. During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, “Goooooood morning, Vietnam!”
  • The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (vanity)

    07/14/2018 12:04:36 PM PDT · by eastforker · 272 replies
    PBS ^ | 2017 | Ken Burns&Lyn Novick
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the...
  • Secretary Pompeo Urges North Korea to Follow Vietnam's Example in Overcoming Hostilities With U.S.

    07/08/2018 2:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    HANOI, Vietnam — Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearization deal with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Korea’s leadership to follow Vietnam’s path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States. Pompeo called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to replicate Vietnam’s “miracle” of economic growth by improving ties with the U.S., vowing that America keeps its promises with former foes. Speaking to members of the U.S.-Vietnamese business community in Hanoi, Pompeo said Vietnam’s experience since the normalization of relations with the U.S. in 1995 should...
  • ICA busts large syndicate that arranged sham marriages with Vietnamese women (Singapore)

    07/05/2018 10:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jalelah Abu Baker
    A single tip-off on a sham marriage in March last year led officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to uncover one of the largest sham marriage syndicates to date. In all, 17 syndicate members were identified between March and July last year, ICA said during a media briefing at its headquarters on Tuesday (Jun 19). A sham marriage, or marriage of convenience, is a ruse to help foreigners enter Singapore or extend their stay here. The act was criminalised in 2012. Of the 17 syndicate members, 12 have been convicted, two left Singapore before investigation started, one was...
  • Vietnam an appropriate growth model for North Korea: former envoy

    07/01/2018 10:09:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Vn Express ^ | July 2, 2018 | Viet Anh
    The countries share much of historical and political background, Duong Chinh Thuc tells VnExpress. As North Korea is apparently taking steps to opening its door, insiders and international observants have expressed confidence that Vietnam would be a top model, especially in how it has turned the U.S. from a war enemy into a major business and security partner. Duong Chinh Thuc, former Vietnam ambassador to North Korea and South Korea, who spent more than 20 years studying and working in the North from the 1960s, told VnExpress about the historical and political resemblance that would make Vietnam an "appropriate" example...
  • China's Next War: China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war

    06/18/2018 8:16:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | David Archibald
    Despite being two of the world’s three remaining communist states, China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war. Vietnam is an obstacle to China’s ambitions for East Asian hegemony. One of truisms from popular culture is that one should never get involved in a land war in Asia.  The mistake of getting involved in a land war in Asia is hard to avoid if one of your neighbouring countries is set upon attacking you, which is Vietnam’s fate. If China is going to attack Vietnam, there would be satellite evidence of Chinese preparations, and so there...
  • Israel Turns Artillery Rocket Into Supersonic 'Rampage' Air-Launched Stand-Off Weapon

    06/11/2018 7:26:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israeli Military Industries Systems, or IMI Systems, in cooperation with Israel Aerospace Industries, abbreviated IAI, is close to finishing development of a new air-launched, precision-guided, high-speed weapon called Rampage that can hit targets more than 90 miles away. The announcement comes as Israel steps up its cross-border campaign against Iran and its interests in neighboring Syria, which has seen an increasing emphasis on stand-off capabilities given the complex air defense environment in that country, but the weapon could also be especially attractive to a number of foreign military forces. The two Israeli state-run companies officially unveiled the new weapon in...