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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Battle Fatigue, Shell Shock, PTSD: Treatment Of Soldiers' Mental Illness Still Evolving

    On Dec. 14, 1918, a month after the armistice was signed ending the first world war, The Courant ran a story on Page 1 reporting the miraculous effect the war's conclusion seemed to have on thousands of mentally wounded warriors. "SHELL SHOCK SOLDIERS...
  • David Weiss, renowned oboist who also played the musical saw, dies at 67

    David Weiss was a world-renowned oboist who spent 30 years with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But that's not what got him featured appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and "Prairie Home Companion." In an unlikely pairing for a...
  • Making 'not one more' gun death a reality

    Making 'not one more' gun death a reality
    Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety

    Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety
    Senior Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists.   “What does...
  • Film Review: '1971'

    Joanna Hamilton's well-constructed documentary "1971" showcases ordinary people who broke into a local FBI office, stole all the files and published them, thereby revealing to the unsuspecting American public the shocking illegal practices of J. Edgar...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before. He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq. But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...
  • There's new trouble in Nixonville

    There's new trouble in Nixonville
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
  • CANNES: Korean Sales Co. Finecut to Handle Romance 'Obsessed'

    Korean sales powerhouse Finecut will handle "Obsessed," a steamy romance from Kim Dae-woo, writer of "Untold Scandal." The pic gets a wide release today in South Korea through hard-charging indie distributor Next Entertainment World. Recently launched...
  • Actor Doug Hale Dies at 73

    Paul Douglas (Doug) Hale, an actor who appeared in films including Michael Mann's "Ali" as well on TV and onstage, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 25, following a brief illness. He was 73. In addition to director Mann's Muhammad...