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vendredi 5 avril 2019

Vietnam, through the eyes of artists

The war and its human toll had a profound impact on artists addressing the turbulent times. The personal and political meet in a poignant show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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jeudi 14 mars 2019

Could Vietnam have avoided the 1979 war with China ?

Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.

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mercredi 6 mars 2019

Vietnam learns to live in China's shadow

Four decades on, China's 1979 border war is officially 'forgotten' in Hanoi

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dimanche 3 mars 2019

China tries to forget, but its war with Vietnam ended with a US victory. Just look at Trump

The 40th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war is passing largely unnoticed in China, where all commemorative activity has been banned But Vietnam bitterly recalls the conflict that tore two ideological allies apart – and sent Hanoi into American arms

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In 1979, China and Vietnam went to war (and changed history forever)

At 5 AM on February 17, 1979, a massive artillery bombardment rippled across Vietnam’s mountainous northern border with China. Waves of soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) swarmed towards the startled Vietnamese soldiers hunkered down in border forts, bunkers and caves.

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lundi 18 février 2019

Border war with Vietnam a lingering wound for China’s forgotten soldiers

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Vietnamese war but there will be no commemorations in Beijing Ex-soldiers say they just want to be acknowledged for the sacrifices they and the 7,000 who died – many of them teenagers – made for their country

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dimanche 17 février 2019

Vietnam to relocate 300 residents near US air base for dioxin cleanup

75 families living near the Bien Hoa military airport, former American airbase and dioxin hotspot, will be resettled for cleanup work.

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samedi 22 décembre 2018

Vietnam’s sad hunt: 300,000 missing souls

Decades after the war with America ended, Vietnamese families continue to search for the remains of their kin who are still missing in action.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

U.S. general considered nuclear response in Vietnam War, cables show

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

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vendredi 16 mars 2018

Vietnam looks to a peaceful future, fifty years after the My Lai massacre

More than a thousand people in Vietnam marked Friday’s 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history, with talk of peace and cooperation instead of hatred.

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lundi 19 février 2018

Why Vietnam isn’t talking about 1968

Ngoc Dai, a 23-year-old soldier in the People’s Army of Vietnam, was fighting the Americans near the besieged Khe Sanh combat base when his unit received elating orders.

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mercredi 31 janvier 2018

Promoting a revolutionary spirit for the new era

A grand ceremony is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City today, January 31, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968; as part of the commemorations, the whole Party, people, and army are actively organising memorial activities and promoting emulation movements to celebrate the new Spring and the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal) process, as well as successfully implement the resolutions adopted at Party congresses at all levels and the 12th National Party Congress.

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AP was there : The Vietnam war's Tet offensive

EDITOR'S NOTE — Early on the morning of Jan. 31, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam.

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The american who predicted Tet

The Tet offensive, which began 50 years ago today and is remembered as the turning point of the Vietnam War, caught Americans by surprise.

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jeudi 25 janvier 2018

Behind enemy lines: Vietnam's female spies who helped change the war

By day Nguyen Thi Hoa sold conical hats on the streets of Hue in southern Vietnam, at night she funnelled secrets to Communist army handlers who were poised to launch an audacious assault on the city that would reshape the Vietnam War.

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dimanche 12 mars 2017

No Anzac Day ceremony at Vietnam's Long Tan memorial this year, DFAT says

Australia will not hold an Anzac Day ceremony at the Long Tan memorial site in Vietnam, after last year's 50th anniversary plans were cancelled at the last minute by the host government.

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vendredi 24 février 2017

The bitter legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam war

Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.

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jeudi 16 février 2017

The 38th anniversary of Vietnam's bloody border war with China

Many children, pregnant women and senior citizens died in the sudden Chinese onslaught of February, 1979.

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dimanche 15 janvier 2017

John Kerry returns to site where he killed man during Vietnam war

The US secretary of state, a decorated veteran, meets former Viet Cong guerrilla who ambushed his patrol boat in 1969

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lundi 28 novembre 2016

Castro's Vietnam battlefield visit cemented his hero status

Vietnamese volunteer Nguyen Thi Huong was just 17 when she was severely injured by an American cluster bomb. She would have died that day if it weren't for a fateful encounter with an unexpected saviour: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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mardi 4 octobre 2016

Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster 'Hanoi Hannah' dies

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster "Hanoi Hannah", famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Tuesday.

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mercredi 17 août 2016

Long Tan : Vietnamese authorities cancel 50th anniversary commemoration event, DFAT says

Tomorrow's 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration event at the Long Tan cross site has been cancelled by Vietnamese authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs says.

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dimanche 3 juillet 2016

Deer Hunter film director Michael Cimino dies

The director of the 1978 Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter has died, his friend and former lawyer has confirmed.

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jeudi 18 février 2016

We will never forget’: Anti-China sentiment simmers in Vietnam on anniversary of bloody border war that had no winner

Vietnamese activists chanted anti-China slogans in Hanoi Wednesday as they marked the 37th anniversary of a border war with their giant neighbour, in a memorial that followed reports that Beijing has installed missile systems in contested seas.

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lundi 26 octobre 2015

Vietnam war's 'napalm girl' Kim Phuc has laser treatment to heal wounds

More than 40 years after Kim Phuc was photographed running naked from a napalm attack, treatment in the US will also help ease her pain

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samedi 17 octobre 2015

Vietnam jails 7 for placing war dead in fake graves and scamming families of MIA soldiers

A court in central Vietnam sentenced seven people to up to life in prison for defrauding families of Vietnam War soldiers by moving unidentified war dead into fake graves and claiming to have found their kin.

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mardi 13 octobre 2015

Nixon note says Vietnam bombings gained 'Zilch'

Former US president Richard Nixon lied in 1972 about the true impact of the aerial bombing of Vietnam to advance his re-election prospects, a new book by Bob Woodward says, citing a previously unpublished presidential note.

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samedi 13 juin 2015

AP images of Vietnam War make homecoming in exhibit

They were the images that communicated the horrors of war in ways words could not.

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mercredi 29 avril 2015

40 years later, Vietnam still deeply divided over war

This bustling city of 8 million that is still called Saigon by many is going all out to celebrate Thursday's 40th anniversary of its fall — the day North Vietnam's Communist army captured South Vietnam's capital.

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samedi 28 mars 2015

The Scene of the Crime

There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers.

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