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Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

Mar 7, 2015

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

by Jon Mitchell

On March 8, 1965, the first U.S. combat troops landed in Da Nang, South Vietnam. Their arrival significantly escalated American intervention in the war which, by its end a decade later, left more than 1 million dead and countless others suffering from the legacy ...

WWII battleship Musashi found, says Microsoft's Allen

Mar 4, 2015

WWII battleship Musashi found, says Microsoft's Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Imperial Navy’s biggest warship, lying on the seabed in the Philippines 70 years after U.S. forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of what was described as the battleship Musashi’s rusty ...

Mar 4, 2015

Filipino historian notes importance of WWII's Battle of Manila

The fierce monthlong Battle of Manila fought 70 years ago should not only be remembered for the destruction and loss of lives, but also for its strategic importance in the entire Pacific War, according to a Filipino historian. Ricardo Jose, a history professor at ...