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The last time that a U.S. president looked as weak to a Russian leader as President Obama looks to Russian President Vladimir Putin was back in the early 1960s when Nikita Khrushchev regarded John F. Kennedy as a lightweight.
Remarking on the choice of the bald eagle for America's national symbol, Benjamin Franklin observed that the eagle is "too lazy to fish [and] a rank coward." Nevertheless, Franklin accurately foresaw the new nation's metaphoric flight into the blazing blue sky of continental and global power.
It was on the morning of Jan. 28, 1973, that my fellow prisoners of war and I were ordered to assemble in the yard of the North Vietnamese prison in Hanoi.
Decades after the U.S. gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world's most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has pledged to help get rid of millions of unexploded bombs that still pockmark the impoverished country - and still kill.
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.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger died for Lyndon Johnson's sins. On Tuesday, President Obama paid tribute to Etchberger by awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry he displayed during a losing battle in a war that officially did not exist.