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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
  • Obama becomes first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Johnson

    As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty...
  • U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence

    U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence
    The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
  • War orphan's only clue to past: Precious Pearl

    War orphan's only clue to past: Precious Pearl
    Standing in the battlefield, the young South Vietnamese soldier was getting ready to blow up a bridge before Viet Cong forces could cross when an old man staggered his way, carrying a bundle. The stranger handed him a conical straw hat. There was a baby...
  • Stagecoach 2014: John Prine and Michael Nesmith's smart country

    Stagecoach 2014: John Prine and Michael Nesmith's smart country
    Despite a wealth of party-ready anthems on offer, it was difficult to enjoy much of anything on the Mane Stage as the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival drew to a close on Sunday. I blame John Prine. And Michael Nesmith. In the early 1970s,...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Children dressed for war

    I was out and about doing chores for Kaitzer; subsequently I had a late start writing “Thoughts from Dr. Joe.” Since my brain was tapped out, I had no clue what subject matter to attempt to write about. I crossed Gould en route to Starbucks...
  • Sam Slom, party of one in Hawaii's Senate

    The clock was ticking and scores of bills hung in the balance, so Hawaii's Republican Senate caucus descended to the Capitol basement and an austere wood-paneled meeting room, sealing the door to plot strategy. Peering from behind silver reading...
  • John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War

    John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War
    It is an indelible image of war: a soldier taking a bullet meant for another, or jumping on a grenade to protect his squad. Sgt. John Lee Levitow of Glastonbury was that kind of man. Levitow, the lowest-ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to be awarded...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • Appreciation: Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester (1944-2014)

    Appreciation: Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester (1944-2014)
    It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In...
  • Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft

    Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president. That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...