Jul 20, 2015

Veteran activists urge citizens to think, act for democracy

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Three veteran grass-roots campaigners from the pacifist movement shared a half-century of experiences with college students recently against a backdrop of protests over the Abe administration’s policy of lifting constitutional constraints on the Self-Defense Forces. During a symposium at Keio University in Tokyo, Shinobu ...

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Jul 9, 2015

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Forty-seven years after getting shot down over Hanoi, where he would languish as a prisoner of war, John McCain shared images of his painful past Wednesday with an unlikely visitor: Vietnam’s Communist Party boss. Nguyen Phu Trong, the party’s first general secretary to visit ...

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

Apr 26, 2015

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until U.S. President Gerald Ford ordered remaining U.S. forces to evacuate the children. Forty years after the final flight of Operation ...

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

Mar 7, 2015

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

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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 ...

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Sep 16, 2014

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama ...