Neil Sheehan

Author of the book "A Fiery Peace in a Cold War"

Neil Sheehan appears in the following:

New Tactics in Afghanistan Resemble Vietnam Phoenix Program

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.

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Neil Sheehan on Leaks and Wikileaks

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Former New York Times reporter Neil Sheehan—the man Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to—discusses Wikileaks' disclosure of the “Afghan War Logs” and how reporters handle sensitive government documents that have been passed their way.

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Neil Sheehan on a US Hero in a Fiery Cold War

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Neil Sheehan, the Pulitzer prize–winning author of "A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam," one of the best documentations of the Vietnam War, has written a new ...


A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Neil Sheehan tells the story of American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever and the nuclear arms race that changed history. In A Fiery Peace in a Cold War, he describes Schrieiver’s efforts to keep the Soviet Union from attaining nuclear superiority, to make sure America won ...

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How Can a Lasting Peace in Asia be Secured?

Sunday, April 13, 1969

At the First Convocation on the Challenge of Building Peace, a panel of thinkers on global politics considers peace in Asia to a heated audience.


Neil Sheehan

Friday, January 01, 1960

An early take on the war in Vietnam.