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  1. Vietnam at War

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Vietnam at War by Mark Philip Bradley Oxford University Press, HK$240 Thundering helicopters, that agent of autumn aptly called orange, GIs in a jungle enemy's sights- those are the kind of images that typically spring to mind at the mention of the Vietnam war. But the Southeast Asian nation tucked in among China, Laos and Cambodia has experienced far more ...

  2. Like Vietnam, Iraq will survive US war

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... after eight years of Republican administration. Even more importantly, he is committed to continuing a war in Iraq that most Americans just want to leave behind. Curiously, this means ... of Iraq is the greatly heightened prestige of Islamist revolutionaries in the Arab world. It's not much of a headline: 'Small, nasty war in Iraq ends; Middle East largely ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. VIETNAM WAR: The dying days

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The following is a chronology of the final offensive by North Vietnamese forces, which led to the fall of Saigon. 1974 Dec 18: The Vietnam Communist Party Politburo decides on a spring offensive against the South Vietnamese army in the last major push of the Vietnam war. 1975 March 10: North Vietnamese troops attack Buon Ma Thuot, the capital of the central highlands. Fighting ...

  5. Don't ignore Vietnam's lessons for Iraq

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... for a while, and next month or next year we'll be gone.' We lost in Vietnam as a result of anti-war opposition in the US: we had to fight a 'limited war'. An overwhelmingly anti-war ... as a correspondent in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, covered the first Gulf war from Baghdad and reported again from Baghdad in 2004 ...

  6. Vietnam's military growth raising eyebrows in region

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broadening and deepening military relationships. While Russia- Vietnam's cold war patron- continues to be vital, recent acquisitions have included deals involving the Czech Republic, Canada, ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent From submariners training in St Petersburg to secret discussions with India to obtain state-of-the-art cruise missiles, Vietnam's naval expansion ...

  7. Vietnam moves to shore up border defences after PLA 'drill' in Guangxi

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Vietnam is moving to shore up its border defences against China amid reports this week of military exercises by the PLA in the neighbouring province ... detailed mainland blog accounts of a large build-up of PLA forces and other war preparations near the border. A statement on the ministry's website said that the PLA's Guangzhou Military ...

  8. Missed chance to push Vietnam on reforms

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... War is now three decades behind the United States and Vietnam and the one-time enemies are now acting like allies. The handshakes and smiles when President George W. Bush met Prime ... and co-operation on counter-terrorism activities. That is remarkable given that the Vietnam war was the US' most embarrassing military defeat, prompting much soul-searching. The conflict took ...

  9. Hanoi's old fox emerges from shadows

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... in the history and tactics of victories against much larger foes; of ancient battles against Chinese occupiers and Vietnam's wars of the 20th century- against French colonialists, the Americans, ... in a closed door meeting in Vietnam. Even as the two sides work to boost co-operation, a war of words continues over rival South China Sea claims. Recent days saw both Chinese and Vietnamese officials ...

  10. Tougher action possible but war unlikely in spat

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... because Vietnam and the Philippines were not strong enough militarily, and also because China would tarnish its image of a 'peaceful rise' indelibly if it launched a war. Wu Jianmin, ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Chinese analysts are divided over the country's escalating South China Sea territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines, with some ...




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