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America at War: The Amputation-TBI-Burn-Factory

The VA has the increased challenge of meeting the needs of the veterans returning from OIF and OEF.

Why Didn't We Learn From Vietnam?

Individual soldiers deserted in huge numbers, whole units refused to fight, there was rebellion in some Barracks, and numerous incidents of fragging, some preceded by warning for officers and non-coms to back off, other not.

Why Didn’t We Learn From Vietnam?

Individual soldiers deserted in huge numbers, whole units refused to fight, there was rebellion in some Barracks, and numerous incidents of fragging, some preceded by warning for officers and non-coms to back off, other not.

(Part 2): America’s Killing Fields Around the Globe

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America”. --Nelson Mandela

Remnants of Vietnam War linger

Long after the atrocities of war have ceased, a horrific legacy still remains.

Leave No Man Behind: Bill Bell and Search for American POW/MIAs...

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.

History: Read it and Learn (Part V of: A Bird’s Eye...

by Prof. Moti Nissani --- “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 02, 2013

The Defense Department marks the start of prime motorcycle riding weather by designating each May as Motorcycle Safety Month.

Vietnam Veterans Low Priority

The 113th Congress is now seated. The 112th Congress failed to recognize veterans of the Vietnam War by restoring the Agent Orange Equity Act, which did not make it out of committee.

Navy Vet Responds to Navy Week P.R.

All this summer, the U.S. Navy has put on a multi-million dollar dog and pony show called “Navy Week” in 15 cities across the country.

Demilitarization Is Not a Dirty Word

The political, social and economic changes we all face are serious. Some might call the state of the world today chaos.

Vietnam Promise – It Was to be Our Last

Raised on war propaganda, political claptrap and only mildly suspicious that America had been overthrown in the Coup de Etat on November 22, 1963, I was going to do my part.

Obama Praises Vietnam Vets at War’s Anniversary

President Barack Obama today called the treatment Vietnam War veterans received after they returned home “a national shame” and asked that Americans use the 50th anniversary of the war to set the record straight.

Memorial Day with my KIA Marines

- Ten KIA Marines and105 NVA troops...one Medal of Honor, three Navy Crosses, and eight Silver Stars. "Move to the enemies guns" became deeds, not words.

DOD to Host Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host a ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to thank and honor America's Vietnam Veterans on behalf of a grateful nation.

Vietnam Wall Turns 30

Just like during the war, the names of the dead slowly appeared as I descended the gentle slope to the black granite wall and then suddenly the scope of the carnage overcame me as scores of names became hundreds and then thousands and finally over 50,000 and the brutal truth of this unnecessary tragedy overwhelmed me as I slowly and somberly climbed back into the sunlight.

Seems Like Yesterday

This coming April 30th, 2012, it will be 37 years since Saigon and South Vietnam fell to the communists.

What Propelled Vietnam War?

An E-mail debate about of the details of the Vietnam war crossed my mail via Dick Fogut a noteworthy octogenarian patriot and friend responding to Kevin Barrett. Who wrote, among other things:

Conflicts of interest in Rel. to Vietnam Vets Exposure to Agent...

Adm. Zumwalt was keenly aware that his efforts were being under minded during the years he was tasked to look into the Agent Orange issue when he was given a job at the VA. His report was classified and later leaked and can be found on the internet.

America; From Nation Building To Nation Destruction.

When I was growing up in Palestine, I remember the first picture I ever took with my family, and it was a picture in clothes we got from a Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) package.

US Congressman Filner: Agent Orange Victims Must Be Assisted More

Victims in connection with America’s spraying of Agent Orange during the American War in Vietnam must be assisted more, especially from the US side, US Congressman Bob Filner said in Hanoi Monday.

Agent Orange: A Tragic Legacy

In an effort to help tip the scales for the United States during the Vietnam War, Agent Orange was developed by biotechnological companies in order to help clear dense fields, giving soldiers a clearer vision of their targets.

Vietnam Vets Exposed To Agent Orange Need Public Support To Gain...

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association (www.bluewaternavy.org) is seeking the public’s help.

Ask Your Senators to Support S.1629 Agent Orange Equity Act of...

I strongly urge you to co-sponsor and support S 1629, the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011, introduced by Sen Gillibrand.

The Epilogue of “We Were Soldiers Once”

There's more to the movie "We Were Soldiers Once"

The Misunderstood War…Vietnam

History revisionists beware...we are on to you!

History 1A…Going Back To Vietnam And Setting The Record Straight

Time to set the record straight on Vietnam

She Toured Vietnam With USO, Now She Shares Vets’ Cancer Battle

She began her journey alone, armed only with mountains of documents, photographs, maps and letters that she thought proved the rare cancers she suffered from were linked to chemical exposure during the Vietnam War.

McCain Begins Attack on Military and Vets

Congress can begin slashing military pay and benefits, cutting access to Tricare Prime and upping fees for retirees. John McCain said so and he represents everything military.

The “War Crimes” Burden of Proof

If the Senate doesn't act responsibly this time around regarding Agent Orange it's time for an old fashioned hanging!

Mystery of GI Who Vanished in Vietnam Deciphered in Moving Documentary

Private McKinley Nolan vanished forty years ago in Vietnam on the Cambodian frontier. Some say he was captured, some say he was a traitor, some even say he was an American operative.

VA Acknowledges Ships Associated with Presumptive Agent Orange Exposure

Now the VA offers a list of ships who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam Conflict.

Vietnam Vet Regains Long Lost Bronze Star

More than 40 years ago, Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star Medal for valor during his service in Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans of America National Convention

It is with great pride to announce that Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has been holding its National Convention during this week in Reno, Nevada.

50th anniversary of using Agent Orange in Southeast Asia

August 10th marked the 50th anniversary of the commencement of using Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam and other countries of Southeast Asia. This is not a momentous occasion by any stretch of the imagination.

Second-Hand PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a recognized condition associated with traumatic events which an individual lives through.

Obama Pulls A Nixon In Afghanistan

As I watched President Obama’s recent draw down speech regarding Afghanistan ~ I saw the ghost of Richard Nixon saying exactly the same thing about Vietnam along with the same hype and lies.

Imbedded Crises

Those old enough to remember the promise of a post-Cold War peace dividend also recall how we segued seamlessly from a global Cold War to a global War on Terrorism.

Missing Vietnam War Airman Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War,

Memorial Day with my Dead Marines

"When I lost all my platoon leaders, each man knew what was expected from him...move to the enemy guns."

Coming and Going to Vietnam: A 1970 documentary

Conversations between Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes and a planeload of young American soldiers en route to Saigon -- and a war-weary group headed home

Vietnam War Still Makes Troubled Veteran Vomit

A vicious poem from the upcoming book "Love and War: My First Thirty Years of Writing by Lee Ballinger"