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Boat People

In April 1975, as the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong closed in on Saigon, President Gerald Ford called together key officials of his administration and asked them to plan and implement an evacuation of Americans, South Vietnamese who had worked with Americans, and others from Saigon. 775 more words

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My Mother’s Machine-gun

by: johneharrison

In October of 1967 my unit, the fabled 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment of World War II Band of Brothers fame, deployed to Vietnam as part of the 101st Airborne Division. 1,814 more words

Vietnam Legacy

Opinion: Iraq is like South Vietnam in 1963 - the US should walk away

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS* | intelNews.org
As I watch the dramatic collapse of the Federal government of Iraq, I keep telling myself that I cannot possibly be the only person noticing the remarkable political resemblance between the Iraq of 2014 and the South Vietnam of 1963. 1,008 more words

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Obama's Plan in Iraq Seems To Follow The Painful Exit of America from Vietnam -- When Things Go Badly, The U.S. Is A Terrible Ally

Evacuation of CIA station personnel by Air America on the rooftop of 22 Gia Long Street in Saigon on April 29, 1975. Photo by Hubert van Es / UPI… 220 more words

No troops to Iraq? Good news

Imagine for a moment a situation in the White House, around April 1975.

North Vietnam is sending thousands of troops into South Vietnam. The United States has ended its role in that country by pulling its troops out. 313 more words