Tag: Vietnam War

Seymour Hersh attacks ‘useless’ NSA over surveillance

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The role of investigative journalists remains crucial in holding power to account, even when that power is ‘incompetent’, according to veteran reporter Seymour Hersh. “The whole purpose of what I think we should be doing is counter-narrative. They have their

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago

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On August 2, 1964, the U.S. destroyer Maddox exchanged shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two days later, the Maddox and another destroyer reported once again coming under fire. Although most historians, including those employed

Cracking a Vietnam War Mystery

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New Book Uses Long-Hidden Communist Sources to Explore a Potential Missed Opportunity for Peace in 1966. The inside story of these murky diplomatic machinations, as well as other revelations concerning the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Sino-Soviet split, and

Complete Pentagon Papers

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In 1967, a history of the United States’ involvement in Indochina was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who had become increasingly sceptical about the Vietnam War. The work continued for eighteen months, resulting in some 2.5 million