Neoconservatives, Reaganites and other militarily assertive factions in the United States are sometimes accused of thinking it is always 1938 - when Britain appeased Hitler at Munich - and that there always is a Hitler-like aggressor being appeased and about to drag the world into conflict. There sometimes is merit in that charge.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal already was forced to apologize for saying he had served "in" Vietnam in the Marine Reserve rather than stateside. Now his campaign for U.S. Senate is being challenged to explain his assertion that he has "never taken PAC money" and has "rejected all special interest money."
Much of Asia, correctly or not, sees an Obama administration retreating step by step before growing Chinese strength. A stronger alliance with communist Vietnam, not exactly a fully reliable partner, could be a building block if Washington cares to reverse that image of retreat.
The U.S. military opposes the use of force by countries locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and will maintain its presence in the strategic region for years to come, an American commander said Wednesday.
Former foes Vietnam and the United States held their first-ever defense talks on Tuesday, which a senior U.S. official called extremely productive and successful.
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America's leading atheist is dying. Christopher Hitchens, a prominent public intellectual, has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. The deadly disease has spread to his lungs and lymph nodes.
During his 40 years in the Senate, Ted Stevens had a most significant role in overseeing what cumulatively must have amounted to trillions of defense dollars. He developed an in-depth of knowledge of the most complicated of weaponry systems. He saw to it that the United States had the world's most technologically advanced military. Ronald Reagan noted that none of the wars that occurred in his lifetime were the result of America being too strong.
The United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier cruised in waters off the Southeast Asian nation's coast — sending a message that China is not the region's only big player.