Tag: Vietnam War

A Noted Swedish Historian Interviews the Author of a New Book on Palme In October of 1972, National Security Advisor Henry A. Kissinger reached a tentative peace agreement with North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho. No matter that this agreement would become official the following January, President Richard M. Nixon...
Who Says That Young People Cannot Affect Change The war in Vietnam was a defining event from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s for university students in Canada, especially young men, including those of us at Glendon College. We watched as our American contemporaries were drafted and sent to fight in...
Like so many Americans, I was heartbroken to learn of the death of my friend, mentor, and personal hero Daniel Ellsberg. Dan was a giant of modern American history. He was the godfather of national security whistleblowers. And he was a patriot who wanted nothing more than to ensure...
Billy Waugh Says He Wrote Recommendation to Drop Them on Mu Gia Pass Along Ho Chi Minh Trail on the North Vietnam-Laos Border He and other Special Forces operatives planned to parachute a nuclear device into area behind enemy lines and then detonate it Told General Vo Nguyen Giap’s son in...
A few weeks ago, an extraordinary Vietnamese war hero and a great friend of mine passed away at the age of 102. I used to play tennis with him until he was about 90 years old. Unsurprisingly, as a former tennis champion of Vietnam of the late eighties, the...