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  1. Vietnam War parallel in Iraq

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The war on Iraq is pointless. Americans are getting killed because Iraqis do not want them there. It seems all too similar to the Vietnam War, where so many Americans got involved ... for a soldier to come home and be mocked. Are most wars pointless? Probably 90 per cent of them are. Often, politicians only manage to survive in office by creating a war, but can they end it? In my ...

  2. Spectre of another Vietnam looms for the US in Iraq

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The war is becoming stale and hopeless, says former marine and defence analyst Iraq will evolve into another Vietnam for the United States if it does ... sooner rather than later. The 11-year-long Vietnam war continues to haunt the US. When its civilian and military presence was hastily withdrawn from South Vietnam in the face of an onslaught from ...

  3. Comparing the wars

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessica Yuen wrote an indictment of US policy and the American people in her letter ('Vietnam War parallel in Iraq', July 28). In response, I offer one American's perspective. To liken the Iraq war to America's experience in Vietnam is to not understand either conflict. Vietnam was a policy blunder, an attempt to shore up a corrupt regime in South Vietnam ...

  4. Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Gerald Ford issued the order for Operation Babylift and more than 2,000 infants and children were airlifted from Vietnam and taken to the US where they were adopted. For the children, now in their mid-20s to early 30s, the story is not quite over. This film follows a small group who return to Vietnam seeking clues to their past. ...

  5. Spirit of Vietnam

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... is a wonderful marriage of East and West. It carries a French legacy but its spirit is Vietnamese,' says gallery owner Shirley Hui. On holiday in Vietnam in 1991, a few years after the country opened up, Ms Hui met a local art critic and was invited into the homes of some of the country's best artists. Many trips to Vietnam later, her personal collection had grown substantially ...

  6. The Quiet American

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... The Quiet American Starring: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen Director: Phillip Noyce The film: The Quiet American, Graham Greene's war-time novel about a world where ... when the Bush administration was seeking support for its war on terror. But the story of US foreign policy in 1950s Saigon seen through the eyes of a jaded London Times journalist (Caine), his ...

  7. Unjustified war

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after reading a recently published book on the Vietnam War, entitled 'Choosing War'. The way forward is not through independent action but through the United Nations. Let us give ... and Britain justified the war on Iraq on the grounds that such weapons could be deployed by Iraq at short notice and he also omits to mention that the US chose to ignore (if not condone) the acts ...

  8. UN offers a way out of the Iraq crisis

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by his senior advisers. A similar motive may lie behind the use by General Sanchez of the word 'war' to describe the situation facing the coalition. It comes more than six months after ... perhaps by adopting measures which the US has previously shunned. It looks as if a turning point may, indeed, have been reached. The doom-mongers- notably the French- who said the US-led war ...

  9. Arroyo's war on graft falls short of mark

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Corruption Perceptions Index last year ranked the Philippines 77th of 102 countries, equal with Pakistan and ahead of only Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh among the Asian countries surveyed. ...

  10. A war in words

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... a day for eight weeks. After five weeks of revision he had Black Knights, one of the first glimpses of the US military at work since the Vietnam War. Poole looks at the devastating efficiency ... stories he covered this year- the war in Iraq. But the biggest distraction is Freeway 10, rolling beneath him as he drives back to his office in Los Angeles. Talking about the story helps them ...




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