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Topic - Vietnam
), to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world. - Source: Wikipedia
The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities in Afghanistan exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking another look at the case of a Marine sergeant who fell on a grenade, smothering the blast and saving the lives of his squadmates in Iraq, but who has been denied the Medal of Honor by the two previous defense secretaries.
Results of a key international assessment of 15-year-old students around the world show no improvement for the U.S.
When brothers Cyrus and James Clark, rug merchants in the south of England, realized that the leftover woolen cut-offs made comfortable sheepskin slippers, one of the world's most famous shoe stores was born.
Two co-owners of a hot dog eatery in Georgia have been fined by an zealous code enforcer who considered their patriotic flags, mounted on their restaurant's roof to honor the military, a violation of McDonough city law.
President Obama's lame apology to Americans who are losing their health insurance policies (he said in a recent interview that he regrets "we weren't as clear as we needed to be" about the reforms of his landmark health care restructuring) sounds vaguely familiar to me. It reminds me of the nonapology of actress Jane Fonda for her traitorous actions in Vietnam in 1972. She later said that her actions were misunderstood by U.S. veterans. Really? These actions included gleefully sitting behind an anti-aircraft gun in North Vietnam as she gleefully pretended to shoot down American aircraft.
"As a former Marine, I think all this over-the-top stuff is superficial and, in many regards, an insult to the troops," said the 48-year-old Mark Cunningham, a former combat engineer who served in Operation Desert Storm. "Wearing camouflage football uniforms and sticking flags everywhere does not mean that you understand what any Marine, sailor, airman or soldier has experienced in war or in garrison during peacetime."
A growing number of terrorist groups in Africa are turning to the illegal trade of elephant tusks to finance their operations, cashing in on a massive demand for ivory spurred by a burgeoning, wealthier middle class in Asia.
China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Vietnam and Algeria on Tuesday won seats at the Human Rights Council, the U.N.'s highest rights monitoring body.
Obama's immature leadership is forcing U.S. allies to grow up
Pope Francis is leading an effort to aid the Philippines, which has recently gone into a state of national calamity following Typhoon Haiyan.
A mortar shell took Bob Kalsu's life on July 21, 1970, at FSB Ripcord in Thua Thien, Vietnam. The former All-America offensive lineman at the University of Oklahoma played 14 games for the Bills in 1968. A year later, he was in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne.
"Selfies." You've probably heard of them. They are the photos that teens (and, too often, young adults) take of themselves and post far and wide for the admiration or amusement of friends. Snap-chat, Facebook and Twitter are full of selfies. Although great fun when used in moderation, they also have become classic examples of teenage narcissism, self-absorption and lack of vision — and icons of a nation struggling to remember its greatness.
Lt. Col. Oliver North, a retired Marine, author, columnist and host of the award-winning documentary series "War Stories" on the Fox News Channel, was once called by President Reagan "an American hero." He has the credentials to prove it.
The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."