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After decades of fighting, Democrats show unified front

Democratic National Convention

The famously fractious party that tore itself apart in the 1960s and 1970s over civil rights and the Vietnam War, that lost a series of blowout presidential elections in the 1980s and painfully reinvented itself in the 1990s, faces little of the infighting or self-doubt that for decades seemed as much a part of being a Democrat as worshiping FDR or watching the South, a former party bastion, inexorably slip away.


In historic visit, Clinton reaches out to Laos

Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia....


40 years after leak, Pentagon Papers coming out

Forty years after the explosive leak of the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study chronicling deception and misadventure in U.S. conduct of the Vietnam War, the report is coming out in its entirety on Monday....


McMahon Ad Attacks Blumenthal’s Vietnam Claim

McMahon Ad Attacks Blumenthal’s Vietnam Claim

Hours before their debate, the Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut released a video showing her opponent suggesting he served in the Vietnam War, though he did not.


Recipient Calls Medal of Honor 'Bittersweet'

The first living person to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War said Wednesday that he's just an "average" soldier, describing the honor as both overwhelming and "bittersweet."


Book Review Preview: Matterhorn - A Novel of the Vietnam War - By Karl Marlantes

Book Review Preview: Matterhorn - A Novel of the Vietnam War - By Karl Marlantes

Karl Marlantes’s first novel, “Matterhorn,” is about a company of Marines who build, abandon and retake an outpost on a remote hilltop in Vietnam. According to the publisher, Marlantes ­— a highly decorated Vietnam vet — spent 30 years writing this book.


McNamara, defense secretary during Vietnam War, dies

Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense who was vilified for prosecuting America's most controversial war and then devoted himself to helping the world's poorest nations, died Monday.


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