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  • Sen. Kaine wants to 'welcome home' Iraq, Afghanistan vets for Veterans Day 2014

    Sen. Kaine wants to 'welcome home' Iraq, Afghanistan vets for Veterans Day 2014
    Sen. Tim Kaine is pushing a resolution that would recognize Veterans Day 2014 as a "welcome home" commemoration for veterans who have served in the post-911 era. The measure, which has bipartisan support in the Senate, also has the backing of the...
  • Iraq vets say Obama's promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep

    WASHINGTON Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who've fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama's insistence that the up to 300 military advisers headed there...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Examining the fog of war

    Trinh Thi Ngo was like Dr. Pepper. Rain or shine she broadcast three times a day from Radio Hanoi, attempting to persuade us that American involvement in Vietnam was immoral. Trying to incite feelings of homesickness and fear, she played popular U.S....
  • U.S. 'advisors' will look like American boots on the ground to ISIS

    U.S. 'advisors' will look like American boots on the ground to ISIS
    Three hundred Spartans once held off the Persian hordes at Thermopylae. Can 300 Americans hold off the ISIS hordes in Iraq? President Obama obviously hopes so. He announced Thursday that up to 300 U.S. military advisors would be sent to Iraq to help...
  • Baghdad becoming Saigon, hypocrisy, and Roberts: Letters

      Here we are again, America repeating history with the same results. Once again, our experiment in nation building has gone awry. So why is everyone so surprised? We made the same mistake more than 40 years ago in Vietnam. We threw lives and money at...
  • Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979

    Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979
    The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek. The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
  • The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]

    The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]
    No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13). Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Veteran Tom Condon recalls Vietnam — and the tragic lesson we didn't learn

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Tom Nash: What this war proved was that whiz kids with no military background could not prosecute a war from their desks in Washington. The U.S. won every...
  • Democrats lop off Shinseki's head to save their own

    The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business. Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it. The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
  • Remembering Tiananmen: The lessons of history

    Remembering Tiananmen: The lessons of history
    Even after the Chinese army moved into Tiananmen Square on the night of June 3rd 1989, and cleared it of the detritus left by the students who had occupied it for most of the previous seven weeks, it was several days before observers were certain who...
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...