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U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

World Oct 18, 2018

U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Standing near a skull-and-crossbones warning sign meant to ...

Bergdahl link to U.S. deaths 'flimsy'

World / Politics | FOCUS Jun 9, 2014

Bergdahl link to U.S. deaths 'flimsy'

The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense scrutiny. But accounts by ...

National Mar 10, 2014

Defense talks with U.S. look at 'gray zone' clash scenarios

As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence. Military officials meet this ...