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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Free speech, 'civility,' and how universities are getting them mixed up

    Free speech, 'civility,' and how universities are getting them mixed up
    When someone in power praises the principle of free speech, it's wise to be on the lookout for weasel words. The phrase "I favor constructive criticism," is weaseling. So is, "You can express your views as long as they're respectful." In those examples,...
  • 'Land of the free' a 'hollow phrase'

    Far too often, national anthems, flags, pledges and slogans become poor substitutes for real patriotism. During the Vietnam War protests, policemen wore flags on their uniforms along with such slogans as "America, love it or leave it" or "My country,...
  • Memoir recounts how Robert Timberg rebuilt his life after being disfigured by land-mine blast in Vietnam

    The photos of author Robert Timberg in recent years aren't as horrifying as his memoir leads readers to expect. His eyes are direct and unflinching, and his mouth expresses wry amusement. He has the kind of wrinkles normally found on a 74-year-old man...
  • 'Pawn Sacrifice' film captures chess drama of Fischer-Spassky face-off

    By Mary Milliken TORONTO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the...
  • Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

    Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil approached the podium during a national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America at a Texas hotel last year. The organization's delegates had just voted...
  • Medal of Honor awarded to two soldiers from Vietnam War

    On March 11, 1966, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and his squad of Green Berets found themselves atop a hill, in the dark, in the middle of a jungle in central Vietnam. They had endured days of battle with North Vietnamese troops off the Ho Chi...
  • Occidental in $190 million settlement to clean up New Jersey river

    (Reuters) - Occidental Chemical Corp has agreed to pay New Jersey $190 million as part of a settlement to clean up the polluted Passaic River, state officials announced on Monday. The agreement, which is subject to approval by New Jersey Superior Court,...
  • Iraqi captive at Guantanamo gets Marine lawyer who invaded Iraq

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance of the U.S. military in invasion of Afghanistan in 2003 met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: a...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, America's most distinguished honor for heroism in combat, to two soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, one who survived and one who was killed in action. Obama hung the medal...
  • War will not end violence [Letter]

    War will not end violence [Letter]
    I am saddened that President Barack Obama, who rode to election promising to end wars, has once again essentially called on us to go to war ("ISIS is not invincible," Sept. 9). I am also saddened that there is so little protest. This is so different...