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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN

    Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83. The...
  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
  • On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping

    On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping
    Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it. Each decade has its own definitive sound. This was the reasoning behind "The Beat Goes On," an original show...
  • Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care

    Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care
    As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming. Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
  • Can air power crush this enemy?

    President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent...
  • Obama Directing Bombing?

    Press reports have revealed that President Obama will retain control over where and when the U.S. will bomb Islamic State terrorists as the attacks go forward in the latest war in the Middle East. During the Vietnam War, the-President Lyndon Johnson...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • Today's world is different

    Today's world is different
    My son called me last evening. He asked me, "Mom, you were very young during the Second World War. How would you rate what is going on today with what went on in the early 1940's, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the lowest?" I answered, "A 15!" "But...
  • You want a war? Pay for it

     You want a war? Pay for it
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
  • Bill Gross leaves Pimco to join Janus; Daniel Ivascyn named successor

    Legendary bond investor Bill Gross is leaving Pacific Investment Management Co., the Newport Beach firm he co-founded, to join Janus Capital Group Inc. and manage a recently launched global bond fund, the company said Friday. In a terse statement, Pimco...
  • Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience

    Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience
    Rapper André Benjamin had to learn to walk pigeon-toed before he could even begin to transform himself into guitarist Jimi Hendrix for writer-director John Ridley's new biopic, "Jimi: All Is by My Side." He started mumbling a bit more when he spoke too....