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A Secret Warrior’s Secret War In Laos

A secret warrior’s secret war in Laos heraldtribune.com · by Lee Williams Decorated Green Beret John Meyer, who ran reconnaissance missions, will be the featured speaker at the Fifth Annual Florida Fun Shoot. Lee Williams Topics EditorAs the ancient Sikorsky H-34 helicopter carrying an elite six-man reconnaissance team was spiraling down toward a landing zone in Laos, […]

Another Review Of Max Boot’s New Book On Edward Lansdale & Vietnam War

Review: ‘The Road Not Taken’ in Vietnam As war began, Edward Lansdale’s lonely voice argued that winning local support—not battles—was key to victory https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-the-road-not-taken-in-vietnam-1515188094 PHOTO: TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES By Robert D. Kaplan Jan. 5, 2018 4:34 p.m. ET 35 COMMENTS Edward Lansdale (1908-87) was one of America’s most important military thinkers and practitioners, and yet he […]

Beijing Vows To Tackle Violators Of UN Sanctions On North Korea After Report Of Regular Oil Deliveries At Sea

We’ll see…….. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127044/beijing-vows-tackle-violators-un-sanctions-north-korea Beijing vows to tackle violators of UN sanctions on North Korea after report of regular oil deliveries at sea South Korean newspaper says Chinese-owned ships making regular transfers of fuel to North Korean vessels PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 7:45pm UPDATED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 8:00pm 4 Jan 2018 China […]

Another Review Of Max Boot’s New Book: “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale And The American Tragedy In Vietnam”

Excerpts: Lansdale retired from military service at the end of October 1963, “battered by too many bureaucratic beatings to count.” But, like a phoenix, he returned to Vietnam in the summer of 1965, theoretically to coordinate the pacification program, but in fact to experience “the most frustrating and difficult period of his life.” That “nightmare” […]

Was America Duped At Khe Sanh?

Conclusion: Duped or not, Westmoreland was replaced soon after the Tet offensive ended. The well-respected CBS newsman Walter Cronkite — a former supporter of the war — now thought the best that the United States could hope for was a “draw.” Johnson chose not to run for a second term as president, and Richard Nixon […]

Xi Offers Bold Vision For PLA At 19th Party Congress

http://www.iiss.org/en/iiss%20voices/blogsections/iiss-voices-2017-adeb/october-1537/19th-party-congress-05b1 Xi offers bold vision for PLA at 19th Party Congress This week’s policy announcements by Xi Jinping are part of a concerted effort by China to shape the PLA into a world-class force. Encompassing a modernisation drive, a major force restructure and an anti-corruption programme, the reforms are as wide-ranging as they are bold, […]

The Confession Of The Commander Of China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning [[

http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-confession-du-commandant-de-porte-avions-liaoning [Machine translation from the French] The confession of the commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning [[ BY HENRI KENHMANN  14 OCTOBER 2017 · · · “I am waiting for you on board our aircraft carrier …”, it is with this simple sentence that Rear Admiral LIU Zhe (刘 喆), commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning , closed a television broadcast aired in […]

If North Korea Attacks Guam, U.S. May Push For NATO Mutual Defense

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. My guess is that Amb. Hutchinson meant a NATO-like mutual defense pact Asian version.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  Does Ambassador Hutchinson envision deploying the Supreme Commander of NATO and his forces to […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons In Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary Apply Today

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today Omaha.com · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

The Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red?

The Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red? By Guest Contributor – September 5, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter The rise of China as a maritime power was further enhanced by the news that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will be transferred from the dry dock of the Dalian shipyard, and […]