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Today's Document. The National Archives Catalog. Documents. Aggression from the North. Ngo-Dinh Diem Birthday Greetings to President Kennedy. Records of the Office of Strategic Services (RG 226): Entry 211. The Text Message » Vietnam and the Ironies of History. “This is an American soldier – he is your friend.”

The Text Message » Vietnam and the Ironies of History

So read the leaflet prepared by the United States for use in Vietnam. Underneath that caption, it pictured several American infantrymen advancing into combat. The time, however, was not the 1960s; it was mid-1945 and World War II in the Pacific was drawing to a close. To speed the war’s conclusion, the United States needed the cooperation and assistance of those populations still under Japanese occupation. Even as the victorious allied powers discussed high policy for the region, often contentiously, action on the ground continued. Unfortunately, it is not clear from the records if this leaflet was ever used. Source: File: LS Annamite French Action, Nov 44-July 45, General Records, Theater Psychological Warfare Officer (Entry UD-UP-340), Rear Echelon Headquarters, China Theater, RG 493, National Archives. Bombing Missions Over Laos From 1965-1973.

Saigon Anniversary: How Young Vietnamese View the Vietnam War. Today, April 30, red flags are festooning the streets of Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, to mark the fourth decade since the U.S.

Saigon Anniversary: How Young Vietnamese View the Vietnam War

-backed South Vietnamese government surrendered to communist North Vietnamese troops and ended the Vietnam War. But most Vietnamese are too young to remember the day in 1975 when Saigon fell, celebrated in Hanoi as Reunification Day. For the nearly 70 percent of the population under age 40, April 30 is just a day off from work or school. “No one our age talks about it,” Hien, a recent university graduate from Hanoi who gave only her first name, told me. “Most young people nowadays don’t really care about what happened. On 10th Anniversary, 53% in U.S. See Iraq War as Mistake. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ten years have passed since the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, and it appears the majority of Americans consider this a regrettable anniversary.

On 10th Anniversary, 53% in U.S. See Iraq War as Mistake

Fifty-three percent of Americans believe their country "made a mistake sending troops to fight in Iraq" and 42% say it was not a mistake. News Release. For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012 Further information: Rachel Flor (617) 514-1662, rachel.flor@jfklfoundation.org BOSTON– The John F.

News Release

Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has declassified and made available the final 45 hours of White House recordings that were secretly taped during President John F. Kennedy’s time in office. In all, President Kennedy recorded over 248 hours of meeting conversations and 12 hours of dictabelt telephone conversations on a system that remained a closely held secret even from his top aides. Vietnam Scholars Group. Rel1_skunks_bogies. 1969 RALLY TO SUPPORT VIETNAM WAR POLICY.

Letter from National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 08/01/1968. On 10th Anniversary, 53% in U.S. See Iraq War as Mistake. Online Databases. Finding Aids: Reference Information Paper 90 Table of Contents. Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators …along with journalists, civil rights leaders, Muhammad Ali and a Washington Post humor columnist. May41970JASParticle.pdf. The Legacy of the Vietnam War, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Paul Shannon. "American imperialism has suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina.

The Legacy of the Vietnam War, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Paul Shannon

What We Don’t Know About Vietnam Can Still Hurt Us. AS the war in Afghanistan drags on with no definitive victory in sight for the United States and American troops begin to withdraw, comparisons to the Vietnam War are once again in the air, 50 years after both Washington and Hanoi decided to beef up their forces in South Vietnam.

What We Don’t Know About Vietnam Can Still Hurt Us

“Just take a run through the essential Vietnam War checklist,” wrote Tom Engelhardt in Mother Jones magazine, noting “there’s ‘quagmire’ ” and “the idea of winning ‘hearts and minds’ ” as well as “bomb-able, or in our era drone-able, ‘sanctuaries’ across the border” and even “a one-man version of My Lai.” Although these analogies are particularly attractive to critics — who see America’s battle in Afghanistan as even more futile than Vietnam and advocate a quick exit — they are deeply flawed. Americans Look Back at Vietnam War. Nras36_10_kuznick_peter_j.pdf. NSA spied on Martin Luther King, other Vietnam War critics. The National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret program later deemed "disreputable," declassified documents have revealed.

NSA spied on Martin Luther King, other Vietnam War critics

Kimball on Schmitz, 'Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War: The End of the American Century' David F.

Kimball on Schmitz, 'Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War: The End of the American Century'

Schmitz. Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War: The End of the American Century. Vietnam: America in the War Years Series. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 186 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4422-2709-5. Reviewed by Jeffrey Kimball (Miami University)Published on H-Diplo (September, 2014)Commissioned by Seth Offenbach What Strategy Did Nixon Employ in Vietnam and When Did He Employ It? David F. This shift from a strategy of seeking “military victory” to one of de-Americanization and Vietnamization, Schmitz maintains, had become American strategy “by default” (p. 102); that is, it had been made necessary by the failure of Nixon’s madman strategy and the absence of a viable alternative.

Schmitz’s proposed “new” periodization of Nixonian strategy and his discussion of the madman theory are problematic. Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia. Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia By CAL WOODWARDThe Associated PressWednesday, November 16, 2005; 9:47 PM WASHINGTON -- Even after Richard Nixon's secret war in Cambodia became known, the president persisted in deception.

Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia

"Publicly, we say one thing," he told aides. "Actually, we do another. " Dalai Lama History - The US wanted to deploy the Dalai Lama in Vietnam. As is well documented elsewhere on this site, the Dalai Lama was on the CIA payroll from 1959 until at least 1974.

Dalai Lama History - The US wanted to deploy the Dalai Lama in Vietnam

He was provided with $180,000 per year as part of the US anti-communist propaganda efforts. What recently declassified documents now reveal is that the US wanted to deploy the Dalai Lama in Vietnam as part of their anti-communist propaganda efforts there. On three separate occasions deploying the Dalai Lama is discussed at the highest level. On 16 December 1964, General Maxwell D. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Clio in Combat: The Evolution of the Military History Detachment.

Clio in Combat: The Evolution of the Military History Detachment by Robert K. Wright, Jr. The Army Historian, No. 6, Winter 1985, pp. 3-6 Military histories written by participants have been around at least since ancient Greece, and American efforts to gather and preserve battle details predate independence. Presidential Classroom: Exhibits—Miller Center. Vietnam Mishaps Revealed in Newly Declassified Papers. CIA Releases Newly Declassified Assessments of Vietnam War-era Intelligence. Written by Cory Chandler. JFK and the Diem Coup.

Newly Declassified National Security Agency History Questions Early Vietnam War Communications Intelligence. Intelligence and Vietnam: The Top Secret 1969 State Department Study. The CIA's Vietnam Histories. Washington, D.C., August 26, 2009 - The Central Intelligence Agency participated in every aspect of the wars in Indochina, political and military, according to newly declassified CIA histories. The six volumes of formerly secret histories (the Agency's belated response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados) document CIA activities in South and North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in unprecedented detail. The histories contain a great deal of new material and shed light on aspects of the CIA's work that were not well known or were poorly understood.