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  • TV Review: CNN's 'The Sixties'

    Tethered to the rather sobering notion that the youngest baby boomers are turning 50 this year, CNN's "The Sixties" provides a nostalgic if not particularly insightful look at that tumultuous decade, one that inevitably features considerable overlap as it...
  • Writing on the 9/11 memorial -- graffiti or grief?

    Writing on the 9/11 memorial -- graffiti or grief?
    New York cops have a tricky situation on their hands: What to do, or not do, about the relatives and friends of 9/11 victims who have begun scratching messages into the bronze plaques bearing the names of victims at the new 9/11 memorial. Technically...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
  • RELATED STORY: Chinese vessel sinks Vietnamese fishing boat, raising tensions

    A Chinese ship rammed and sank a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat near a Chinese-operated oil drill in disputed South China Sea waters, Vietnamese state media said Tuesday. Although there were no severe injuries reported, the incident was the most serious...
  • President Nixon welcomes Marines home from Vietnam

     
    President Richard Nixon and Marine Corps Commandant Leonard F. Chapman Jr., receiving salute from 1st Division marines back at Camp Pendleton from Vietnam....
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.

    It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
  • Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

    Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest
    Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with. After more than...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor
    WASHINGTON - It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at an emotional White House ceremony....
  • A story 45 years in the making

     
    Los Angeles Times photographer Don Kelsen was in the same army unit as Spc. Santiago Jesse Erevia, who today will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his selfless acts of bravery in the Vietnam way in 1969....
  • Clinton-McCain friendship blossoms (again)

    When John McCain was running for president in 2008, he often spoke warmly of his friendship with Hillary Rodham Clinton as an illustration of his ability to work across the political aisle. They had traveled the world together as fellow senators —...