Category Vietnam

Michael Healy, Army Major General Who Led Green Berets In Vietnam, Dies At 91

Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91 The Washington Post · by Harrison Smith · April 23, 2018 Gen. Michael D. Healy in the early 1970s. He was known as “Iron Mike” for his heroism during the Korean War. (John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School) Michael D. Healy, an […]

U.S. Admiral Warns: Only War Can Now Stop Beijing Controlling The South China Sea US Admiral warns: Only war can now stop Beijing controlling the South China Sea WHILE Australian warships were being challenged, a top US admiral was telling Congress Beijing now controlled the South China Sea. Jamie Seidel News Corp Australia Network  APRIL 22, 2018 THE island fortresses are built. The airfields are ready. The harbours are […]

China’s Strategic Arsenals In A New Era’s-strategic-arsenals-new-era11716 China’s strategic arsenals in a new era Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that Chinese national defense and military modernization have entered a “new era.” He has called for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to become a (or perhaps even the) “world-class” military by mid-century. The “China Dream” that Xi seeks to advance—a quest for the “great rejuvenation of […]

Satellite Images Reveal Show Of Force By Chinese Navy In South China Sea Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea HANOI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show. Satellite photo dated […]

China’s “Three Warfares” In Theory And Practice In The South China Sea

Excerpt: The PRC, and particularly the CCP, sees itself today as beset on all sides (and internally) by potential threats, and it seeks to avoid open conflict whenever possible by employing minimally offensive measures to pursue its objectives. [xvi] The Three Warfares of psychological operations, media manipulation, and leveraging of legal processes provide appropriate measures […]

The My Lai Massacre And How To Write About War

Excerpts: This should neither excuse nor diminish the heinous nature of the My Lai massacre. What should be emphasized, however, is that we continue to have more of a sanitized, or–as Chris Hedges puts it–mythical understanding of the nature of war that neglects its gross human cruelty. “The blunders of senseless slaughter by our generals, […]

Special Operations For Strategic Effect: Vietnamese Communist Employment Of Commandos In War

Special Operations for Strategic Effect: Vietnamese Communist employment of Commandos in War · by LTCOL N · February 27, 2018 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the momentous Vietnamese Communist 1968 Tet Offensive that saw the political end of US President Lyndon Johnson and the beginning of the US retreat from South East Asia. Tet 1968 was […]

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific: By Andrew Krepinevich

Excerpt: The Bottom Line: The National Defense Strategy does a service by getting the diagnosis right. But that is only the first step. To get the right prescription—the defense program—we will have to develop the operational concepts that link the ends sought with the means we can procure to achieve them. How To Implement The […]

My Father Fought The CIA’s Secret War In Laos

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell:  Joe Celeski (retired SF Colonel, former Commander of 3d SFG) is writing what I believe will be the definitive history on the employment of US Special Forces in […]

Did Fake News Lose The Vietnam War? Journalists Wrongly Portrayed The Tet Offensive As A U.S. Defeat; And Never Corrected The Record

​Excerpt: But even to this day it’s difficult to find fault with Braestrup’s concluding insight: The professional obligation of journalists in a free society is to stay calm and get the story straight. It is not, as Walter Lippmann admonished, to conflate “truth” with the assembly and processing of a commodity called “news.” ​ Did […]