By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Tom Aspell covered almost every war fought in the past 40 years. He was the type of journalist we need to see more of. Unfortunately, we are seeing fewer.
YORBA LINDA, CALIF.
In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing, "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
Many reading this probably don't know it, but at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Pentagon will host a "Welcome home" ceremony for Vietnam War veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. If it comes off, it will be a good thing.
"Darkroom" (Howard Books), by Joshua Graham: Memories of the Vietnam War and terrible secrets buried over 35 years ago propel "Darkroom," a haunting tale from Joshua Graham.
Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York's Long Island.
On April 28, 1967, Gen. William C. Westmoreland was accorded a rare honor, that of addressing a joint session of Congress. As he ticked off indicators of progress in the war in Vietnam, the general seemed the embodiment of the military professional: trim and erect, with prominent eyebrows and a jutting chin that did not encourage contradiction.
Nguyen Cao Ky died last week at 80, a forgotten purple footnote to the distant war in Vietnam that nearly everyone wants to forget. Those who do remember it usually remember it for the wrong reasons.
If journalism is the first draft of history, the current phase of journalism with blogs, tweets and miscellaneous bells and whistles is once-over-lightly history that bears little relation to reality. Mercifully, there are exceptions. Some journalists still spend five or more years researching a subject they already know well and that has already generated scores of books - but the brass ring on history's carousel is infuriatingly elusive.
President Obama has just finished explaining to the world that he is ordering 10,000 troops home from Afghanistan this year and another 23,000 by September 2012, which will still leave some 70,000 until 2014, when his secretary walks in, notepad at the ready, and says, "The Taliban called. They said, 'Take your time.' "
Bob Dylan, whose anti-war anthems made him the face of protest against a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, finally got his chance to see Vietnam _ at peace.
After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace.
After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan is finally getting his chance to see Vietnam at peace.
What does one call an impoverished nuclear-weapons power where 80 percent of its 180 million people say things are moving in the wrong direction; 64 percent claim the United States is their enemy; 18 percent view al Qaeda favorably; almost 40 percent say they approve of al Qaeda's Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Twin Towers; and 56 percent say there is "no hope" for the future?
he argued that while in appearance the "imperialists" were indeed very fierce, in reality it was the "people" who were powerful.