Sunday, May 03, 2015
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Friday, November 08, 2013
Last month, as part of our American Icons series, we explored the history and enduring impact of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. After the broadcast, we heard from dozens of listeners — including many veterans their family members — about what the Wall means to them ...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Richard M. Nixon chooses this 1966 appearance at the Overseas Press Club to lay out his position on Vietnam, but not before amiably ribbing Democrats and the press.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Producer Pat Walters brings us a detective story from the Cold War, about a mysterious substance that fell from the sky in Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam war.
As retired CIA officer Merle Prebbenow explains, once the US pulled its troops out of the region, the communists ...
Friday, August 06, 2010
In the last five months, U.S. military raids in Afghanistan have captured or killed more than 130 insurgents deemed significant in the war. The recent shift in the military's counterterrorism approach now focuses more on targeted killings. According to a senior White House official, the intent of the new strategy is to pressure the Taliban to come to the negotiating table.
But some historians say what they are seeing in Afghanistan is reminiscent of the Phoenix Program, a strategy used during the Vietnam War intended to target, capture and kill important people within the Viet Cong. The program led to widespread killings of innocent civilians.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
For some, it’s one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Vietnam War. Forty years ago today, April 6th 1970, Sean Flynn, son of Hollywood legend Errol Flynn, was working as a war photographer when he set off on his motorbike from Phnom Penh with fellow journalist Dana Stone to cover the expansion of the conflict into Cambodia. They were never seen again. But now two amateur excavators are claiming they have discovered what happened to the men 40 years ago.
Tuesday, December 12, 1989
Presentation of a new report on how science and technology can help city operations. The mayor condemns Britain's shipping of Vietnam refugees back to Vietnam. He comments on aging (he turns 65 but he feels young, which he attributes to loving his job), and lists his plans for birthday and ...