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Monday, October 18, 2021

Vietnam war


Journalist Joe Galloway, chronicler of Vietnam War, dies

August 19, 2021 8:48 am

Galloway died on Wednesday morning, his wife Grace Galloway told AP, after being hospitalized near their home in Concord, North Carolina. He is also survived by two sons and a step daughter.

Explained: Why withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is being compared to the fall of Saigon

August 24, 2021 9:48 am

In 1975, Saigon, the capital of US-backed South Vietnam, fell to Communist-ruled North Vietnam two years after the withdrawal of the American military which had been in the country for 19 years.

Neil Sheehan, Pentagon Papers reporter, Vietnam author, dies

January 08, 2021 1:54 pm

Neil Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times, and who chronicled the deception at the heart of the Vietnam War in his epic book about the war, has died.

Explained: Why Netflix film 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' is significant

October 28, 2020 8:13 am

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' puts the spotlight on police brutality and racial injustice, which are among the riding themes in the ongoing US election campaigns.

Revolutionary Road

December 15, 2019 8:16 am

Like the history of the land, like Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, learning to let go in Hanoi.

Twitter thread chronicles 'final homecoming' of US war veteran; leaves netizens in tears

August 10, 2019 12:26 pm

Proskow, bureau chief for Global News, a Canadian media outlet was at the Dallas airport, when he, along with his fellow passengers was alerted about the veterans' homecoming after 52 years. The journalist then took to Twitter to detail on the "special arrival".

February 28, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Banarsi Das is CM

February 28, 2019 12:02 am

The BLD-dominated ministerialists avenged their defeat of February 15 in the Uttar Pradesh Janata Party by getting their candidate, Banarsi Das, elected leader of the Janata legislature party.

US-Vietnam war: 50 years on, My Lai massacre victims remembered

March 16, 2018 12:26 pm

American soldiers killed 504 people on March 16, 1968, in Son My, a collection of hamlets between the central Vietnamese coast and a ridge of misty mountains, in an incident known in the West as the My Lai Massacre.

Ghosts of Vietnam stirring as Trump preps for Asia trip

October 24, 2017 3:10 pm

Trump is slated to make his first presidential trip to Vietnam early next month as part of his 12-day, five-nation Asia tour. He will participate in an international summit in Da Nang before meeting the Vietnamese president in Hanoi.

Donald Trump to award first Medal of Honor to Vietnam Army medic

July 31, 2017 7:27 pm

In its announcement last month, the White House said McCloughan "voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms fire on three separate occasions, but refused medical evacuation to stay with his unit, and continued to brave enemy fire to rescue, treat, and defend wounded Americans."


Pulitzer-winning photographer Nick Ut, of 'Napalm girl' fame, is in Kerala

March 16, 2018 3:42 pm

Nick Ut, the Pulitzer-winning photographer who created the 'Napalm girl' image, was in Kerala on Friday, talking about his experiences as a war photographer. Clicked in 1921, Ut's iconic image of a young girl, naked and screaming while fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam, shook the conscience of the world and ultimately played a significant role in turning US public against the war in Vietnam.