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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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mardi 17 février 2015

Vietnam in rare note of '79 China war

HANOI – State media in Vietnam made a rare move of marking the anniversary of a border war with China Tuesday with a series of news articles describing the battles of Vietnamese guerrillas.

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dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war

On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam.

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jeudi 11 septembre 2014

Vietnam’s photographic history, told by the winners

Patrick Chauvel was an 18-year-old rookie photographer looking for adventure and a chance to witness history when he arrived in Vietnam in 1968.

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lundi 4 août 2014

Vietnam a half century after the gulf of Tonkin

HOI AN - "I believe that history will record that we have made a great mistake," Sen. Wayne Morse (D, OR) declared fifty years ago this week.

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dimanche 6 avril 2014

Vietnam to hold requiem for all those who sacrifice for sovereignty

A requiem will be held on Truong Sa Lon Island, part of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Sea this month to commemorate martyrs of Vietnam People’s Army, all soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (1955-75) who sacrificed themselves while protecting Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in 1974, and all “boat people” who lost their lives at sea, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thanh Son.

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samedi 15 mars 2014

Deadly dioxin spots discovered at Vietnam’s Bien Hoa airbase

Experts said they have found several new dioxin-contaminated sites at the Bien Hoa airbase in the southeastern province of Dong Nai.

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mercredi 26 février 2014

Vietnam’s epochal saga of beating back massive chinese invasion 1979

China’s impulsiveness to launch a militarily flawed massive invasion of Vietnam in1979 was impelled by a greater Chinese geopolitical blueprint of checkmating the perceived former Soviet Union’s strategic intrusiveness in South East Asia courtesy Vietnam, and also thereby ingratiating itself geopolitically with the United States that China was available to play the role of a quasi-strategic ally of the United States in the region to counterbalance the former Soviet Union.

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dimanche 16 février 2014

Vietnam deploys dancers to foil protests

HANOI — Anti-China protesters hoping to lay wreaths at a famous statue in the Vietnamese capital on Sunday were obstructed by an unusual sight of ballroom dancers and an energetic aerobics class held to a thumping sound system.

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