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Was the Vietnam War Unwinnable? (1993)

W.J. Astore

Eleven years after my freshman essay on the Vietnam War in 1982, I found myself at Oxford in a Strategic Studies Seminar.  For that seminar, I wrote the following paper on People’s War and Vietnam.   2,787 more words

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Huey Gunship and Loach

Vietnam War era helicopters over the skies at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday. A Huey Gunship and a Loach. Good thing I brought a camera! 93 more words

What Happened on April 20th - Fragging in Vietnam

On April 20, 1971, the Pentagon releases figures confirming that fragging incidents are on the rise. In 1970, 209 such incidents caused the deaths of 34 men; in 1969, 96 such incidents cost 34 men their lives. 295 more words


April 19

Did you kill anyone over there? Angelica shifts her gaze from
the Janis Joplin poster to the Jimi Hendrix, lifting the pale muslin
blouse over her head. 118 more words

How the U.S. Could Have "Won" the Vietnam War (1982)

W.J. Astore

Much like my father, I can be a pack rat. Going through old files, I found a “blue book” exam that I took as a college freshman in 1982. 1,062 more words

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Compassion fatigue

Empathy, distress over another’s suffering, feelings of love and sadness; all embody the word compassion. Religions attempt to define and practice it. Philosophers ponder over its meaning and expression in our lives.  365 more words

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