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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • 'Decent interval' lacking in prisoner exchange

    The White House administration has developed its own version of "decent interval," as that term was used at the end of the Vietnam War. Five hard-core Taliban senior leaders have been freed to live a life of luxury in Qatar for a year before returning to...
  • Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde

    Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde
    Art history is a funny thing. It will focus on some stories (relentlessly), while often completely ignoring others. The '70s in L.A. art will often conjure images of Chris Burden having himself shot in the arm or Lewis Baltz photographing the blocky...
  • Mr. Kagan and the ruin of ideas

    The neo-conservative commentator, Robert Kagan, co-founder in 1997 of the Project for a New American Century, and after that institution crashed amidst the ruins of Iraq, founder of its 2009 successor, the Foreign Policy Initiative, is continuing his...
  • Obama administration's destructive war on media

    Few presidential candidates enjoyed better press than Barack Obama in 2008. He reciprocated by promising unprecedented "openness in government" and a new era of transparency. He has fallen far short of the promise. This administration has prosecuted more...
  • Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange

    Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange
    "The United States has always had a pretty sacred rule," President Barack Obama said in response to those who criticized his decision to exchange five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "We don't leave our men or women in uniform behind....
  • Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs

    Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs
    Director Don McKellar had admired Taylor Kitsch's work as a high school football player in the TV series "Friday Night Lights" and as a South African photographer in the 2010 indie "The Bang Bang Club." Later, Kitsch flexed his well-toned muscles in...
  • Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge

    Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl suffered harsh treatment at the hands of his Taliban captors including long periods of solitary confinement, according to U.S. military officials who also said the soldier is struggling emotionally and has not yet called...
  • A long-hidden mural is revealed, along with a piece of UCLA history

    A long-hidden mural is revealed, along with a piece of UCLA history
    As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history. The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
  • City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors
    The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...
  • Time To Take Down The POW-MIA Flags

    Time To Take Down The POW-MIA Flags
    Whatever the circumstances of his capture, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was the last American prisoner of war. Now that he is free, might it be time to rethink the POW-MIA flags that have flown over some public buildings for 40 years? The black and white flag,...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bête noire. The administration's decision to swap that...