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Retired Army Col. Paris Davis Receives Medal of Honor
"I want to tell you about a man who just got the Medal of Honor I was talking about Vietnam earlier The gateway pundit real life Rambo Medal of Honor winner fought off countless enemies using his pinky finger during a 20 hour fight The time June 2019 65 the place been Jin province in the meat grinder known as South Vietnam the stakes life or death Writes Jack Davis Western journalism For what took place that day retired army colonel Paris Davis 83 today he was awarded the Medal of Honor on Friday during a White House ceremony Just to be able to be considered for the mental honors one thing Davis said according to CNN to receive it is all the things I've never dreamed The army's website summarizes what took place as Davis a special forces captain of the time led his patrol Over the course of two days Davis selflessly led a charge to neutralize enemy emplacements Called for precision artillery fire engaged in hand to hand combat with the enemy In prevented the capture three American soldiers Robert Brown John reinberg and Billy wall While saving their lives with a medical extraction Davis sustained multiple gunshot and grenade fragment wounds during the 19 hour battle And he refused to leave the battlefield and toes men were safely removed
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
The Vietnam War and the Legacy Media
"Some books have an interesting confluence of events around them when they come on to my radio show. When I was reading, I finished that outlined only the strong was the first time I had met on the radio hang khao. And Han kal came in the United States as a refugee from Vietnam. He was a captain in the navy special forces warrior, amazing American. He received the camp Pendleton in an operation that my brother in law then a captain back from his second tour in Vietnam was partially involved in and my brother in law was at the house when I was talking to Han cow and we talked about that operation. The people who fought Vietnam are still here. They're still with us in large numbers, and they're still proud of their service. But the folks who ran away from it and who have devoted their lives to denying what we were about are still here too. And they're deeply embedded in the media senator. I am curious about the media's reaction to only the strong because you're hitting right at the heart of the people who run legacy media. It is the Vietnam generation and the people that they hired. Yeah, I mean, here today, the most of the legacy media is just a press adjunct of the Democratic Party and the progressive movement in America. Is that right not only the strong, the media had essentially declared war in the home front. You had Walter Cronkite, for instance, saying that Ted offensive had been a major disaster when, in effect, our troops in Vietnam had essentially destroyed the vietcong on a gorillas in South Vietnam as a fighting force. He had The New York Times consistently leaking and trying to undermine the war effort leader of the salzburger family at the time who owns The New York Times. Saying he didn't know what America had to offer. The Vietnamese that was any better than the communists.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Robert Wilkie Reflects on the Anniversary of the Afghanistan Takeover
"Wilkie, we were talking in the break. If you're on ram, but you can hear our discussion. Different styles of leadership. I'd like you to expand upon that. But first, your reminiscences of this anniversary. Well, sadly, it brought back memories of the 1970s. I was old enough to take in what was happening. But it was a very different level of disappointment. My father was a senior officer in the 82nd airborne division back at fort Bragg. When Saigon fell. And the countenance of the senior leaders in our neighborhood. After all, of the blood and treasure spent in South Vietnam. Sadness, the evacuation is showed that the United States was not an omnipotent, although we had basically pulled out. It was very different from what was happening in Afghanistan. We just had a few people at the embassy. Yeah, it wasn't thousands of people. No. We didn't leave. We didn't leave soldiers behind. Oh, there's some would say that we left POWs behind. But very different dynamic then. This showed the world that at the very best, the national security leadership of the United States was incompetent. There's a reason why the Taliban did not kill American soldiers on Donald Trump's watch. Because they feared what the retaliation might be. This president not only abandoned American equipment. He abandoned American allies, did not have the common decency to tell Boris Johnson or Macron or Merkel. That we were pulling out. That we were leaving.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Real Dictators
"Recent bomb strikes committed by communists against Saigon and other urban targets in South Vietnam. These attacks, he says, jeopardize Washington's continued participation in peace talks. Nixon wants to demonstrate that he is not a man to be trifled with. But his hands are tied. The American public is weary of this overseas war. Nixon Canada four to derail the peace talks. Any retaliatory assaults on Vietnamese soil but do just that. But if he pivots the point of attack to Cambodia, then that's a different matter. It should scare off the Vietnamese communists, and might even strengthen Washington's hand at the negotiation table. It's what Nixon calls his madman theory. If his enemies consider him a loose cannon and appreciate the ginormous resources at his disposal, then.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"But politics of it, where they didn't want to do those kind of targeting, which would have brought North Vietnam to their knees and 6 months. Did you have to pass on a number of missions? Because of their strategic placing of high value targets. After our talk is, we never didn't like it, but I was our job. I was our mission, and we did the mission and did what we needed to do to do it. That's where we had paid to do. Then in the close air support, talk about what a typical, if there was a typical mission, what that looked like. Okay, the closest for it was what we considered the most important target. That was the number one priority. And frequently, we would be going into North Vietnam, and when you crossed the coastline, there's an airplane in the air, either an air force, a wax, or one of our own aircraft that keeps track of all of us. And when we would cross the coastline, if I were the flight leader and my squadron, our calls, I was red falcon and I would say in the blind nobody in particular. Red falcon three zero one with two feet dry. Meaning we have crossed a way to overland. And they would acknowledge it. And we will be heading toward our target. So then we would get if there were South Vietnamese in South Vietnam if they needed close air sport. The air controllers would ask us if we could accept a vector, meaning where they want us to go and we would always say yes. There was not a target in North Vietnam. It was worth an American soldier in the South Vietnam. So we returned increase our speed, stay in a combat spread, head down there, and it changed radios, and we usually went to Ford air controller. And he would he's talking to the people on the ground. And he would have smokes..
"south vietnam" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Disasters 39 tiny mistakes that change the world forever From Jefferson central publishing the book tiny blunders big disasters is based on the old adage for one of a nail a shoe was lost for one of a shoe a horse was lost That adage comes down from Benjamin and of course the nice little saying tiny nail is of causing an empire to collapse But how often does that really happen Well it turns out it happens quite often that 39 times actually a little bit more than that There are 39 performance erodes about 43 or 44 stores of the book Case in point a piece of tape It has to do with the Watergate break in The burglars broke into the Watergate complex from the garage they Jimmy the lock and they were told to hold the striker in the door down with a single piece of tape and the vertical position someone walking by the hallway would not be able to see it But they made a mistake and they put it in the horizontal position and I watched her walking down the hall and she was capable of doing this and he calls police Then we come to some mental gymnastics It was an interview with Henry Kissinger He said they knew that the North Vietnamese were going to be testing the treaty and they were planning to go in and bomb the living daylights out of them again to get to the compliance with the treaty But they were so weak politically they couldn't South Vietnam collapses Nixon station collapses at all apart because of the single piece of tape rotated several edges the wrong direction Well never accused Henry Kissinger of lacking imagination To learn more The place people can find out about the book is they go to a tiny blender's big disasters dot com The book tiny blunders big disasters has 39 such examples like Hitler's luck Alfred Nobel's lucky accident The Japanese soldier who went AWOL and started World War II in Asia and king John's dumb move and trying to stay rich born in our next report tomorrow at this time The offbeat I'm Jim bohannon This is the marketplace minute I'm Justin Howe Stocks closed up after the Federal Reserve raised its target interest rate by a quarter percent The Dow gained one and a half percent.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WCPT 820
"China is Whether they're going along with it I wrote an op-ed about a month ago That over at Harvard report dot com is titled is the anti democracy movement reaching a tipping point in the U.S. and around the world And even though I wrote it a month ago it's basically grounded in this conflict in Ukraine And the question is is democracy going to survive I mean Freedom House reported last year that the share of democracies are countries designated not free has reached its highest level since the deterioration of democracy began in a big way worldwide around 2006 And countries would declines in political rights and civil liberties outnumbered those with gains by the largest margin recorder during the 15 year period that they've been doing these studies They downgraded the freedom scores of 73 countries Ukraine is a democracy Russia is only theoretically a democracy But not a full functioning democracy And this is I think in many ways this is the core of the crisis for democracies around the world There are these two competing worldviews one that is held by Russia and China and many other countries In fact the majority of countries in the world population wise certainly which is that democracy is nice to talk about But we're the tough guys we're the strong guys We're in charge and you're going to do what we say Basically autocratic governments And there's a whole spectrum of them from the communist governments like South Vietnam to the communist capitalist governments like China to openly super capitalist oligarchic governments like Russia's I think to a certain extent the credibility fate and.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Social activist. During the war in Vietnam, when the Americans were in Vietnam, several Buddhist monks burned themselves in protest. I mean, they set themselves on fire and committed suicide to protest the war. As a Buddhist monk yourself, I'm wondering what you thought of that as a way of calling attention to the war. I think before burning themselves, they had tried other ways. Trying to express their desire that the wabi stopped that people posted down negotiating to end the war, but because of the fact that the warring parties did not listen to them and their voices are lost in the sounds of bombs and mortars that is why they had to take that kind of tragic drastic measure and some people say that that is an act of society. But it's not really so because when you are motivated by a desire to end the war and to help the people to suffer suffering that is really the energy of compassion that motivates you to do it. And burning one several life is just one means in order to make our aspiration understood through the world. Did you know that much? I knew quite a few of them like the monk at the most and the first to emulate herself as I stay with him in his monastery for many months. And we knew each other quite well. And I knew that it was a very kind good hearted monk. Your trip to America to protest the American presence in Vietnam resulted in your exile from South Vietnam. We actually given an official reason for being exiled. Well, I did not intend to come and to stay for a long time in the west. In fact, I was invited to deliver a series of talks. And talk about opportunity to speak about the war, the version that was not heard by people outside of Vietnam because the Buddhist in Vietnam we present the majority who do not side themselves with any warring parties. And what we wanted is not a victory, but the end of the war. So what I told people over here at that time did not please any warring party in Vietnam that is why I was not allowed to go home. And it was very hard for me because all my Friends were there all my work was there. But because I was already practicing as a monk, mindfulness practice told me that you have believed each day of your life properly. So my practice at that time was to realize that the wonders of life were already there and were trying to do something to end the one Vietnam I could continue my life and getting in touch with these wonderful refreshing and healing inside of me and outside of me. So in the process of working to end the war, I also practiced nourishing myself and making friends or realizing that life over here is also wonderful, not just in Vietnam. And the dream stopped to come back. When you teach mindfulness, you're in part teaching breathing and breathing is really central to meditation. Why is breathing? So important. In our daily life, very often our body is there, but our mind is not there. Can you get lost in the past in the future in our worries and fear? And not really there alive. Our breath is something like a bridge linking body and mine. And as soon as you go back to your breath and breathing in and out mindfully, you bring your body and mind together. And there you are, again, fully alive. And if you are really there fully alive, you have a chance to touch life in that moment. The wonders of life in that moment suppose you want to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Breathing in and breathing out and mindfully can help you to be truly there. Because in the practice, we learn that life is available only in the present moment. I want to thank you very much for talking with us. Thank you. Vietnamese Buddhist monk thich not Han speaking with Terry gross, recorded in 1997. He died last Saturday at the age of 95. On tomorrow's show, New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer explores the conservative activism and influence of Jenny Thomas. The wife of Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas. In a new article, mayor reports that Thomas, who said the country faces existential danger from the deep state and the fascist left, has ties to many groups.
"south vietnam" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Not done Approximately three years later they set off a bomb in the United States Department of State Cut three go People were calling themselves members of the weather underground last night planted bombs in federal office buildings and Washington and opened California The group apparently an offshoot of the old radical weather man of the 1960s playing the bombs were set to protest American support for South Vietnam and Cambodia We have reports first from ABC's Ted copple at the State Department There are a very few positive things to say about planting and exclusive in the government building but as an attention getting device it's hard to argue with the effectiveness of that bomb that went off in a third floor washroom here at the State Department early this morning About 20 offices all of them empty at the time were damaged a few of them by the explosion itself most of them by water leaking out of ruptured pipes State Department spokesman Robert Anderson read a prepared statement in behalf of secretary Kissinger All of us Including secretary Kissinger A relieved that no one was killed or injured By this totally senseless act at midday The Associated Press got a phone call from a man saying he was with the weather underground and that bombs would explode at the departments of interior and agriculture and the Smithsonian before the day was out Some 4500 workers at the interior department were eating lunch when they were told to evacuate immediately Most went home for the day others stayed to watch Police used dogs specially trained to sniff out bombs in their search at the interior department building but no bomb was found At the Smithsonian security was increased people were watched but there was no evacuation Again Titan security but no evacuation at the Department of Agriculture During a search someone found a suspicious package but it turned out to be some old bottles of wine David Garcia ABC News Washington That other bomb threat was a dramatic one in a military induction center in Oakland California today We get details from newsman David Louis of station KG OTV in San Francisco At least according to offset's blocks around the downtown Oakland induction center after the news media received telephone bomb threats When no bomb went off after an all night vigil a dog trained to detect explosives led a search party into the building The dog failed to find the bomb On a federal agent did in the navy's 7th floor offices I navy demolition crew rushed in The device is found on the panel in the fall ceiling inside a black suitcase With daylight came scores of spectators held behind police lines As tens minutes turned into hours of black suitcase bomb was pulled from the side door at the end of a rope The demolition team black suited and shielded approached the bomb with a lead pellet blanket and detonating devices After two attempts the case caught fire in turn setting off the charge Officials said they had no choice but to blow it up in the street and do the fact that it was ticking and that it was apparently that powerful Any more jarring might have done it And so we figured there wasn't that much that would have been damaged in the center of the street like that Does January 6th still sound like the greatest threat to American democracy.
"south vietnam" Discussed on The Experiment
"But then. Oh man. What happened with that? A special day comes up. That was in 64. This is major ram rojak and back in 64. He was a tall guy with the blond crew cut. I was stationed at the time and a radio station, the official voice of South Vietnam. What are we talking here? Big real to real recording machines. Yeah, all that a complete studio. How many real to real machines are we talking about? Just talking to a very old man here who's there and 1964 now he wants to know how many orders. Well, we were shooting. You might be able to get a sense of it. We were shooting for four hours of original broadcasting. That's four hours of pro, South Vietnam content today. That was music, news, commentary. There were comedy routines. Two guys coming on there like Abbott and Costello doing Vietnamese jokes. As well as pretty in depth little radio plays. I did a soap opera. Always sort of ending the same way. Somebody dies. And then the music would come in. That was pretty much it. And then one day at a staff meeting, everyone was sitting around a table. Maybe three or four Vietnamese. That South Vietnamese. The production coordinator is going over the broadcast schedule. And. Okay, on a certain date, I think it was about two weeks, said we're going to be on a reduced staff. And we're only going to have X number of people in here instead of what we usually have. And I said, well, you know, what's that about? Well, it's celebrating all this holiday and they named the holiday. This big national holiday called trong Ying. Wandering souls day. And ray had never heard of it. So he turns to his Vietnamese colleagues, and he says. I'd like to know what that is. And so.
Wow In the World
"south vietnam" Discussed on Wow In the World
"Right. Let's do it okay. Surely says that. Spain of new york will offer financial assistance for poor students to go to college. Surely says that's the state of new york will allow housecleaners health aides and other domestic workers to go on unemployment. If they lose their jobs surely says the state of new york will let female teachers keep their job after they have a baby. O k now. Rebecca sheer e. You may continue but wait. You didn't say shirley says ha year catching on shirley says you may continue. When shirley left the state assembly in nineteen sixty eight. it was an incredibly tumultuous time. In america president lyndon johnson was sending troops to southeast asia to fight in the war between south vietnam and communist north vietnam while demonstrations against the war were raging back home. The feminist movement was on the rise with women across the country marching for rights equal gig and after the assassination of martin luther king junior one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement protests erupted in more than one hundred cities and it was against this dramatic backdrop that shirley chisholm decided to jump from statewide politics to national and make a bid for the united states house of representatives. The house of representatives is one of the two chambers of the congress the branch of the government that makes laws with a campaign slogan of unbought and unb bossed fighting shirley chisholm. She called herself ran as a democrat her opponent. A prominent civil rights activists named james farmer was running as a republican but despite their opposing parties. The two candidates actually campaigned similarly on most issues. Ladies.
Asian, Not Asian
"south vietnam" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"Where same character and the same people but then it's completely different like yeah feel. You're saying you're speaking french in this show for some reason. I'm speaking french. Read like what are you saying. Fucking guy. You're in a paris talking french to a a korean it makes it makes no sense Speaking of vietnamese and french Wanted to talk to you about how your history lessons going to do by the book so people don't know i bought this book. I haven't bought it 'cause my cousin finish that either. So it's fine. It's very very long. I i bought this book a nice fan who actually came and saw one of my shows although my set to the show jet recommended this book vietnam from earliest times to two now. And it's this whole thing. It's very dance. We talked about last time. We basically like we're learning like you know they. They they go all the way into. Where did the word vietnam from came from like a chinese word. Then there's word. South vietnam means southland of the south and when they mean that is like south of china. Because everything's like chinese centric because the region railway regions. That's so much sense it's crazy. We talked about this before. And you read the book and there's so much vietnamese things even though is all happened two thousand years ago. you like. See yourself on these things because you're just like yes. They love tattoos. They have short hair really into handguns. You know what. I'm saying like those kinds of things to me. This is me except now two thousand years later. But i don't know. I i was gonna ask you how your history lessons bought the book the book. Okay don't i will buy the book. I'll splurge on book out of us later in the month. I'll give one for my house in one for my trailers so that i can read other two bits. I'll read this book. I promise you. I promise are outside. It's okay it's okay. It's very very dense. The cannot be honest with you. I love reading very interesting. But i have insomnia. I don't know if you guys have you. Som- i haven't late. What like re own some real like every night. Now it's gotten better. I would say during the pandemic it was pretty bad i would. I would say like like every night at like three. Am wherever what what would happen. Is i would go to sleep. And i would wake up like i would go to sleep at like ten and i would wake up at like eleven and i would just be awake. Now we'd be awaken talk through three or four. And i'd be like i'm awake and i just couldn't sleep so they say not to go on your phone. Say not going your phone. They say not to sleep in your bed. They say. Get up and do other stuff. So what i would do. I would go and it didn't mean for this to happen. But i would just read my vietnamese book. Read it and now. Every time i look at it. I can't so sleepy. Bad liked reading about yachters and dragons and know the general who calmed the waves from china in the tang dynasty. And i'm like oh get real sleepy just warning you can leave began our own people my bad guys but this is like a fun little factoid. So i didn't know that about knob because dino that beijing and there's nanking right babe means in china's north at a non is south and also the way south in japanese and that's so fucking crazy. I never even thought. I never broke down the name like that. So it's it's it's even crazier because like the full name it like in there. You know the vietnamese people didn't call themselves vietnamese until very relatively recently but like the naming of it was like the land beyond the south. 'cause it was on the south. Yeah it was like man and you read the. I'm sure i've talked about this in the last one but like the chinese. We're so fucking advanced there so fucking advance. They were like you have to think about how we learn about. Romans and greeks the chinese were there to. They did all the same long further along. They were oh advanced. They were in contact with the romans they were. They knew about the romans. And all the shit they were so dominant. They had written language. They were writing all sorts of crazy shit when all the other cultures around that were just like. Hey we just discovered how to use ox as a farm animal. And there's like a chinese literally chinese diplomat whose like firing a rocket and writing poetry and shit and also all the language all. The stuff is about about vietnam is from that point of view of chinese writers. And they're always talking about yo. You gotta go to this land beyond the south. They got crazy ass feathers. The i love the things that they wanted from vietnam because it was a gateway also to malaysia. It was like the way the trade worked as like you can go to malaysia. And come back up through it you got you got your feathers. You got your rhino horns. This place is tight. You guys gotta go rhino horns. Yeah we think we there was a trade for it. I don't know exactly how it worked. But there was a trade for that going back and forth so that was like was up. That was our that. Was our jam. Your rhino that's like that's like we'd back then you know they tried shoot. Maybe it's more like viagra viagra back. Then you know you try to listen mike. You know me on the podcast. I like to laugh like an insane. Person spread joy through jokes and appropriate comments. But is that how i feel on the inside and twenty twenty. Absolutely not mike. I oh man. It's a dark mess in here dude. Sometimes i'm really sassoon them a little depressed. I'm really stressed. You know and i think. A lot of people with the pending. They're not really sure about job security. And that's a. That's a huge source of stress for a lot of people and i think if any of our listeners feel this way this check out our sponsor better how better help assess your needs a match you with your own licensed professional therapists connect in a safe and private online..
Boston Public Radio Podcast
"south vietnam" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Disastrous afghan army one of the problems there or it was very similar south vietnam that the corruption in that government there was so overwhelming it was it was one of the afghan generals scrape piece. Obviously a self serving his napkin general. But he talked about how americans said this to how these these aca fries were extremely courageous but when the corruption was such that you are left without bullets for your guns and without food for your soldiers in these outposts somewhere and you are not gonna get any support and you saw the stealing going on in the higher levels of government party. You say what am i. What am i. Lay my life down for so you know. I think that we will have to look back in history to see Whether the afghan a army should have lasted longer than three two thousand fires. We always talk about training. You have to say like it didn't softened. I'm one of my fighting for exactly eric from the car. Thank you for calling. I thank you well. You know it's a tough day or right the tough day. It's it's especially tough for the people on the ground. I started working with them Refugees about a month ago putting together a visa applications. Yeah well heisman. Time on the ground As an fifteen years ago. So i've i've got a lot of passion for the people of asking And we started to help to try and help those people and put together applications. And you know that that really more into crisis management Program here about ten days ago our whenever families moved into hiding when alabama. So we've been working to try and move people around safely Get them to and from the airport. You know we were these. These names abrogation baron. Hotel very familiar to us. We've been moving people in and around those places for for about a week now and It's it's really terrific for the people on the ground even even before these suicide attacks and Which in wis- we're kind of seen as inevitable from people on the ground so it's just tragic around. Eric i'm curious. What is the the effect of the suicide bombing has now head on head on trying to get people moved around his is that just sat down or do you think there are still ways to give people so it's very dynamic so the the options for different categories of people there's us citizen green card holders. Those people have been over the past week. Moving effectively through the gates full on military side taliban allowed people to show you documentation move through people need to understand. Taliban has been controlling the airport there in the airport with with checkpoints. I've had people being turned around at the terminal that have gotten through gates because the tell us on. It went on telephones manifest. So they're they're they're the ones running the show. They've been cooper's to allow us citizens over the past week or so that really kind of locked up not allowing any Afghan nationals with these applications pending. There's different categories but for those people it's been really almost impossible to get through. These are these are people that have worked with the us. I've got families that worked in private security for the us for fifteen twenty years. They've got applications pending helped them worked on it. There's no way out. So we've we've shifted from. We shifting from the airport a few days ago as viable exit strategy to looking at Evacuation ground which is basically what we've been cleveland..
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"south vietnam" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
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How Does Afghanistan Compare to Benghazi or Vietnam?
"Beirut, 83 when 241 of my fellow Marines and sailors were killed by a suicide bomber And the big thing back then, is once the dust settled. Ronald Reagan the honourable person he was Took full responsibility as he did like whatever we got in the White House today, uh, is blaming everybody but himself. So, But here's the question I got for you, sir. Is this debacle in Afghanistan? Uh, bring to mind the Benghazi fiasco a decade ago when Biden was a key player, then failed to respond in a timely manner, resulting in the death of our ambassador. Three other Americans, except now, in a much larger scale. We once again have Biden and get another and and another inept administration. You know, people, there's a lot of parallels that can be made. There is no question of people try to make them like with South Vietnam. And I talked earlier today with a friend of mine. He's been on the air. He was the commander of British forces in Afghanistan for a period of time. Retired British colonel Richard Kemp. Any as an example. People been saying this is Saigon, He said. Let me tell you the difference. He said. When we Americans left Vietnam the way we left Vietnam, which was also horrible. Took us many years to build our Reputation back. But the Communists in Vietnam weren't interested in conquering anybody. They weren't even interested in attacking the continental United States. He's a brilliant man, he said. In Afghanistan, it's different. It's totally different. The reason we were in Afghanistan is because they attacked us in the United States because they were communists or anything else. So the parallels can only go so far.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"south vietnam" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Debts about his capacity lead. And that's not a partisan state. But i i know some democrats who are so shocked. They they they. They can't honestly state have confidence that he's capable of governing lord black. It is remarkable to consider that we are less than eight months into this administration. Some have competitive to carta to the malays to the lack of geopolitical mouse sense that led to the iranian revolution. Others of course for those seminal photographs of saigon and the helicopters above the airport in background have compared this to nixon and saigon as an author of biography of nixon is. Somebody wanted to stood. What happened to america the seventeen seventies these parallels too early or or should we be already thinking about the comparison to prior presidential administrations. I think there are unjust as you. President ford was the president when saigon fell but it only fell because the democratic congress cut off all aid to south vietnam to ensure that the war that the democrats began couldn't manage properly then stabbed their own leader lyndon johnson. The back and mr nixon saved their work for them. They couldn't tolerate the idea that that would succeed. Show they put vietnam over the side but even between the signing of the peace agreement in january of seventy three in the fall of saigon was fifteen months i meant. It wasn't intended to be these interval but it was a respectable intervals. Considering that the that the congress shut off all ages at the end of the watergate crisis was so serious than the executive authority of the administration's evaporating every day so nixon couldn't return to bumming if you'll recall the The great defense of north vietnamese. The viet cong launched in In april nineteen seventy two to mr nixon coming back from china and then going to the soviet union the south vietnamese one that now that heavier support but no ground support and heavier support from the us they won they defeated. The north may defeated the viet gun and the calculation of president nixon's. He told me himself and henry kissinger was that I if as they expect to. The north vietnamese violated the agreement they could resume bombing in the same equation would take over. The south vietnamese could hold their own on the ground and ultimately win with heavy american air support. Which would be provided now because of other factors. That didn't happen but that was at least a serious effort by the united states to to repurpose the war. Effort handed over to the vietnamese. And mr nixon succeeded in extracting the us from that war wall retaining a non-communist government in saigon and and And he neither he nor forego responsible for what happened after that they were very damaging photographs of the helicopters taking desperate people clinging the runners on but but as a practical matter was respectable performance by the administration and in the case.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"south vietnam" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Analyze the geopolitical twists and turns of the last few days in weeks and what it means fall not just american politics but for the world writ large is a regular guest but he is joining us for a one on one special. It is a delight. It's an honor to have him with us. He's the author of a president like no other donald j trump and the restoring america lord. Conrad black welcome to one on one. Thank you thank you for having man but lord black Where to begin. You've written seminal works. Not just my former boss president trump on president nixon on roosevelt as well did what you have seen in the last few days in america was it what you expected from this administration and what could be the broader ramifications going forward. It's been i'm afraid worse-than-expected as we discussed in previous of programs sebastian. I wasn't a brimming over with high expectations for this administration. I wish them well as as one does any incoming administration you also. Whoever is the head of the united states does well because so much depends on it but as this spectacle of of of the concertina effect is the englishman. Say we're months fun to be a a real Battle for taliban takeover and it wasn't at all clear that they could ever do that And then that became a matter of shrinking deadlines and and then in seventy two hours. Everything just vanished. I mean this has been a terribly ludicrous and tragic and are respectable
Boston Public Radio Podcast
"south vietnam" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Hundred seventy. I assume we're going to hear from the president tonight or tomorrow night. And i think a little honesty about them screwing this up would be very very welcome and i think really missing i. I have to say. I've seen very little blanket until yesterday. Mind fault. not sure he's done other things that i just missed. I was not wildly impressed with his ability to make a To make the case any other a lot of tons of issues. And we'll talk to charlie about him as you say is the taliban of twenty twenty one. The taliban of you know twenty years ago who we removed from power. They say they want to be peaceful. They say they want to respect. The whites The rights of women and children. I interviewed rasi. John a couple weeks ago. We've had her on the radio many times. She's a local woman from afghanistan. Who set up one of the great schools for afghan girls. And she was on with beth murphy from the ground truth project. Who made this brilliant film about that. Those schools and How important they've been lives of that weren't even allowed to go prior to the us invasion in two thousand one and she said she was confident that even if the taliban would take over even though no one thought by assume that was going to happen. This quickly that the girls would be fine. I'm not convinced we'll hear. What senate has he just got back by the way wasn't he talking to you in two thousand and one last thing before it gets the cost. Eight seven seven three one eight nine seven when reading over the weekend about the Three hundred thousand members of the afghan military they were always melting away. Melting away was the firm that you saw over and over again and you read further in the stories and again reminiscent of south vietnam. The corruption and the sophomores government is booth. We all know by now was was just legendary and you're reading about the same kind of corruption in in afghanistan so th-they afghani troops are don't believe what they're fighting for and apparently a lot of them were were not bleeding. What they fought for. They were just ready to the level of corruption. The level of disloyalty apparently was we seem to miss it. Although you reading all these stories about american seemed to know it was there and that this was going to not end well because the afghan troops too many of them were not going to fight. You know one last thing for me is that too. Many people including the administration's completed the notion that we've already been there twenty years longest. American war wanna stay any longer. No i didn't. The issue is not the time. Dan dr involved in this war. The issue is how we ended these hacking. My opinion are solving this war. So i if you wanna call argue it it's fine. I don't think the debate is about getting out..
Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"south vietnam" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"For interrogation for true serums for Exposing somebody before they give a big talk to something like lsd. And then they can't talk or make a full of themselves. Or can you spray lsd over the battlefield and have everybody tripping and drop their weapons and then you just walk up and you know nobody dies and you've won know the battle so it's a fascinating concept they call it nonlethal incapacitates everything One way to win awards To enforce peace to get every not about the four but yes well i- gandhi said something even better. Which is the true way to win. The war is to turn your enemy into your friend. Yes that's a beautiful way to put it. but n. p. m. kilter was really nefarious. And it was part of our military and it was done in secret and They would Does people against their will. I mean one of the most infamous things was that house prostitution in san francisco and they would Have one way mirrors all stuff and then they would just does people with honesty You have the prostitutes. Does these guys with with lsd in and observe what they would do and how they would act and The c- i actually for while was dosing each other secretly. And there's a famous case of this olsen that Either jumped out of a window or was pushed. it might have been killed Cia guy and they gave him l. Stay and then. They're trying to see Can they break down and get him to tell secrets. And i think he felt uncomfortable with what happened to him. While he's under the influence of lsd and Whether he was pushed her or not. I don't know full ever know but m. k. ultra was violating people's human rights was done in secret and the irony of it is that ken keesey is one of the people one of the main early people that got lsd in this context. And then he was one of the main people that helped inspire the hippies to use psychedelics to oppose the vietnam war so i think the cia kind of in many cases Things get out of their control what they think they can do and it turned into to be a disaster for them. I think there was some thought that some of the people at the i had that. If you can turn people inside you know take drugs. And just focus on their internal experience. They're not going to be involved politically. It's a way to sort of take people off line and what i don't think they counted on. Is that when you're offline and you have these Unitive spiritual experiences and you realize how we're all connected then. Why do you want to go out and kill these vietnamese and put a One dictator over another dictator dictators on both sides north vietnam and south vietnam. Why why are we doing that so. Mk ultra has Very disreputable We're learning more and more about what they did. And one of the unintended consequences was ken. Casey and not only that but then the grateful dead who began at the acid tests that was helping to organize and out of that emerged..
"south vietnam" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Cut pad. Trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of thousands of Afghan national security and defence forces. Afghan Nash security As opposed to Afghan Hudson's You know the the old American Motors company Kenosha, Wisconsin. Romney was George Romney was the president of that company. They made Hudson's They made Nashes. Made metropolitans. Now we have Afghan Nash security. Another word that Joe Biden has problems with two words strategic and competition. 11. We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet its to the strategic compass competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine determine our future. Composition competition who's really Who's paying attention. 844 542 42. I like this when this this should I mean, if if we had an honest media in this country, this one would come back to haunt him because the reporter asked. The obvious question is that you know whether Afghanistan will collapse. And and he's going to deny it and think about if if if Donald Trump said that Afghanistan was not going to collapse, and then it did collapse. Much like South Vietnam collapsed in 1975 after we left, and but Biden is going to face Next to no pushback for what he said this afternoon when it comes to pass, But there is a claps of the Afghan and government that we've been propping up for all these years Cut 18 Durham.
TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"south vietnam" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"To be Do I know what heaven's gonna be? Yes, I have no idea. Heaven is going to be where if you're trying to open a package of Bacterial static. All clear, sanitizing wipes because I left my my condom. I think down in the Studio that we were using earlier today. All that? Yeah, That's why I had to pick one up off the floor and unlike using used condoms on the microphone, but I have to, So I I I had an open package of whites in my Yeah, they're going to stay under what I do. It doesn't open. They're secure. Oh, maybe that's what they do. You figure, okay? Never mind. Is there a terror here thing? Is there a scissor? Yeah, There's there's like little places where it looked like he was. You know, Pop it with your thumb. OK, Open it up. No, no. Know what they don't tell you Because it's too It's too packed down is that there's actually a little lift a little lip that you call an adult into that. So here we go. This is the sound If you want to know in radio, what sound is a when you're cleaning up? Oh, Yep. Okay. And I don't want you know, I don't want to judge anybody. Like I don't. I don't. I don't want to judge. You know the Martino people? Never, Minsky. Or or, you know, Um, what's that lawyer guy? Caplis? That's the one I don't want to judge anybody, but I just don't you know I just prefer my own condom as you should. I mean, safe radio is the way to go. In fact, I think that's the rule. If you read the employee handbook, it's in the ambush. You should only engage in, um It's safe radio safe radio. Okay, I'm gonna start out with, uh Well, I guess we've already started out. We have begun? Yes. The show The show has begun, right? Yes. Yeah. What crap, Ola. So can we rewind and forget all the stuff about the condom based all about 15 minutes in the segment. Okay. Well, I want to I I wanted to start with them the packages. So anyway, heaven is No packaging, Okay. It'll just be. You know, you need whatever it is. It's just there. Yeah. You don't have to spend your time like, you know, trying to figure out what What does this mean? Where do you do that? You know, I'm all about it, you know, and God, just, uh, just makes fun of us all the time. Yes, he does. Which which enables me therefore, to make fun of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. The president of the United but you know, it's just unbelievable. Let me you know, before I play this moment of Biden, May I just Would you indulge me for a moment? So in 19. 70 Three or four. Back in the olden days we withdrew from Saigon from South Vietnam. And for you, young whippersnappers. You. You may have. If you got on the you tubes, you may be able to find it on the you tubes. He withdrew from Saigon and as we were doing so, the the Viet calm the VC was moving in and overrunning the city. Killing people, particularly those that might be soldiers. If they knew had helped us. It was just it was a, um, I heard someone use a different In fact, it's our boss. Oh, Spence Worthy. Whatever his name is. He used another phrase for a C F a cluster. You know what? Yeah. Yeah, And that came from what it was because I thought to myself at the time. Which shows well, maybe shows the wrong thing. I thought to myself at the time. Well, that's a really good. I should use that on the air. My grandfather from World War two days used the term foo Bar, which means Oh, yeah, but you know, this was this was specific foreign cluster, You know, all right, you know, and you know, and I don't really give Spence worthy. You know too much. Not too much, but I thought, Wow, that's that's a really I can use that instead. But then I got distracted by aunt who planted another word in my head. And I think when he planted that word in my head, whatever it was a spent worthy had for cluster kind of went out the window. Eminem. Okay? The damn it And I know I know. Um 1974, I think. So there are pictures of helicopters evacuating the embassy. People are trying to. They're hanging on to The landing gear. They're hanging onto ropes are hanging on. Uh, they're just in and the choppers are having a difficult time lifting off from the embassy because there's all these people they were trying death. I mean, it's such a desperate Visual to see because People know that if they are left behind, they are going to be tortured and killed. Quite frankly, let me just put it this way. They noticed there left behind in this case. Because the VC knew the theater, uh, that they had control of the city. They didn't want to take the time to torture them. So they just shot just like, boom. You're gone. You're out of here. The Taliban, on the other hand, knows that they have time. And they're much more ghoulish and cruel than the V C and forgive Vietnam vets. You may disagree with that. But I kind of put the Taliban up there with M s 13. They're just bad dudes, and they just deserve to die. I sincerely believe that So as we evacuated Saigon We did sort of way that for the country was embarrassing. Now that does not let me.
The Book Review
Louis Menand on 'the Free World'
"And joins us now from cambridge massachusetts. He is the author of the metaphysical club and his newest book is called the free world art and thought in the cold war luke. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me so you are actually in the widener library at harvard university as we speak. That's correct. yes. I'm in the office in the stacks in which i wrote the entire book and i don't think i could have written a book if i hadn't had access to these incredible library resources at harvard. How long did you spend researching the book. Do you tend to do all of your research and then begin writing or do you do both as you go along. I spent about ten years on the book. And i do research for each chapter and i write that chapter and then move onto the next chapter. So he's chapter took a long time to do. Because i wanted to do a fair amount of research to get a feel for the period a feel for what other written about it so you had this all outlined then presumably before you began writing. No the only thing i had outlined was i knew where i wanted to begin which is nineteen forty five at the end of the second world war and i knew the finish line was nineteen sixty five which is the year. The united states intervened militarily in south vietnam. So those were sort of bookends of the book. And then i kinda followed my nose through the period just sort of see where it was going at a certain point as you approach your the horizon that you set for yourself. Nineteen sixty five. You begin to see something happening that you want to capture. So i didn't start out with a thesis exactly. I just wanted to tell the story as it unfolded historically and then. I discovered the doing that. What what the trend lines were that. I tried to sort of hit on those as i was going through it. But he's chapter is sort of a separate book in a takes up at different subject to differ figure different movement and tries to sort of you know capsule it with. That's all about new moves onto another
Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike
"Legislation earlier this summer that would require all incoming freshman at Cal State universities to taken ethnic studies class listener. Michael Variety asked our Bay curious team this question I've heard that there was actually a revolution in the Bay Area for an ethnic studies field. Is this true? And how did it happen? The short answer. Yes, it's true. Reporter assault A sonnet. Poor tells us how it went down during the longest student strike in US history. It was November of 1968. The US was 13 years into the Vietnam War. American soldiers hiking their way through the sweaty jungles of South Vietnam, searching for enemy Martin Luther King had been assassinated earlier that year, and the Black Panther Party demanded systemic change for black communities plagued by poverty and police brutality. That's what black students at San Francisco State wanted to bury. Proves to be a member ofthe last. This is Nesbitt Crutchfield. He started studying at San Francisco State in 1967 and soon joined the black student union. It was the very 1st 1 in the country. It was very clear to me that Black soon Union representative. Very progressive. Among black spoons at state among black students in the very but just a small percentage of black students went to SF State admission rates for minority students had dwindled down to just 4%. Even those 70% of students in the SF Unified School District for from minority backgrounds is a black person you expected for all intensive purposes. To be one of the very few black people in whatever classroom laboratory auditorium. The U. N was overwhelmingly white. Amidst that whiteness black students were hungry to study their own history. The black student union had been pushing the university to create a black studies department for nearly three years. But administrators resisted the idea. was an era of young people asking questions and want to transform their communities. Jason Ferreira is a professor in the Department of Race and Resistance at San Francisco State College of ethnic studies. And that impulse that That hunger to transform one's communities is actually what forms the basis of ethnic studies. It's around this time that Penny no. Okatsu was grappling with her own questions about race and identity. We want Asian Americans, then we were Orientals. An Oriental is a term that was imposed on us by the largest society, so starting to use the term Asian American was a way of taking back er. Our own destiny. Henny became a member of a student organization called the Asian American Political Alliance. It was just one of many ethnic student organizations popping up on campus and an early fall of 1968. These organizations banded together in formed a coalition, the Third World Liberation Front. And at that particular time, third world referred to the Non Aligned Countries are cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was synonymous with how we might use people of color today. English professor and Black Panther. George Murray was one of San Francisco state's most influential anti Vietnam organizers. Students loved Murray, but his outspoken politics didn't sit well with us of state administrators. The war in Vietnam is racist. That is the law that crackers like Johnson are using black soldiers and poor white soldiers of Mexican soldiers as dupes and fools to fight against people of color. In Vietnam. The board of trustees fired Murray over Comment like this one on November 1st 1968 5 days later, the black student union and the Third World Liberation Front joined together and went on strength in aspic, Crutchfield says Despite coming from different backgrounds, the strikers had a clear goal. I wanted to find out and be educated about ourselves, and we could not get that the nobody getting educated Initially, strikers did things like cherry bombs in toilets and check out tons of books at once in order to overwhelm the school's library system, But almost immediately, administrators invited police on campus. Jason Ferreira says they swarmed the school armed with five foot batons. Students responded by throwing rocks and cursing out the police. Police came down heavy hard, and they just began cracking skulls Strikers carried on anyway. Penny No. Okatsu was protesting on January 23rd 1969. In what many call the mass bust. Two lines of police came up and basically surrounded the over 500 people who were there for the rally and tracked all of the individuals who are part with that net police charged at students, Penny says it was one of the bloodiest and most frightening days of the entire strike. That was a military movement, literally a practice orchestrated military movement. Hundreds were arrested. Virtually all of the individuals arrested head Tio spend some jail time. There are real consequences to having participated in that event. It's up two more months. But eventually in March, administrators and strikers negotiated a deal after five months of protesting the school agreed to many striker demands. They promised to accept virtually all non white applicants for fall of 1969 and they agreed to establish a college of ethnic studies, the first in the country. Class is about communities of color. Ethnic studies is a way of embracing all of the cultures that make up not just this country, but with the world. And if we don't understand each other, how we're going to get along. I'm a solace on before the news For more details
A 'Kind World' For Troubled Times
"When Thi DEP was on the front lines during the Vietnam War fighting a different kind of battle she was the sole provider for her sick father and four younger sisters and she was trying to keep her own daughter alive. Because I watch the fray of many people in Vietnam Vietnam telling me that. If I don't send my baby away they will come in the eight maybe she will be cute depths daughter from my or my I was also the daughter of an American named Joe O'Neill Who des Met at the army base where she worked. They had a romantic relationship but in one thousand nine hundred ninety three the US ordered all of its troops out of Vietnam. Joe Went Back to America Depp. Who was two months pregnant was left behind then? She found herself with an impossible decision. I was quite a you know to make up my full heart. Go to America to believe. She had to get her child out of South Vietnam because of rumors that communist troops were targeting biracial children. They considered them the children of traders. Remember the painful moment. When she dropped off her daughter who is three at the time at an orphanage. She say all my mom. No leave me. I want to come in and bring up heck home. But I think if I'd odor she she req- Raider. Deb knew her daughter would be part of operation baby lift where the US airlifted thousands of children out of Vietnam for adoption. But she didn't know what exactly the future would hold for my and that haunted her years later when things felt safer in Vietnam Debt. Relentlessly search for her daughter desperate. She shared her story with Vietnamese media. Hoping someone would read it and help her. It took some time but someone finally did. She spent like over forty years to look for. Her daughter is a thirty year old. Vietnamese EX PAT WHO came to study and work in Tampa Florida. There were nights when I couldn't sleep thinking about his theory. View made it his mission to help DEP- it took a couple of months but ultimately through some clever online searching and the lucky break on genetic matching site whose research led to one woman. You know how you are so excited you're handshake and you can't even type any other proper words and it was. I was elated. It was this amazing surprise that I had not
How Has the Korean War Changed History?
"On June twenty-fifth nineteen fifty North Korean tanks rolled across the thirty eighth parallel the line that separated communist North Korea from US-backed South Korea, as a now, declassified US intelligence cable from Tokyo to Washington concluded, the incursion wasn't just a mere raid, quote the size of the North Korean forces employed, the depth of penetration the intensity of the attack and the landings made miles south of the parallel on the east coast indicated that the North Koreans are engaged in all out offensive to subjugate, South Korea. It was the start of a war that is still not ended a full seven decades later. The Korean war, which ultimately would pit the US against China in the first ever, confrontation between the two superpowers would claim the lives of an estimated two point five million military members and civilians including nearly thirty four thousand Americans the fighting would cease with an armistice on July twenty seventh nineteen fifty three but the Geneva conference of nineteen fifty four failed to produce a peace treaty in the north and south remained tense enemies, and that's the way things have pretty much continued, though in twenty eighteen North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN and South Korean president Mundi een announced that they would work together toward a peace treaty. But after the collapse of February summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong those tensions seemed likely to remain for a while longer. In the US the Korean war is sometimes called the forgotten war, because it's overshadowed by the conflicts that came before, and after it the stirring victory of World War Two, and the lengthy, painful ordeal of the Vietnam war. We spoke with Edward roads. A professor on the faculty of the shar school of policy and government at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, who's an expert in American foreign, and national security policy. He said modern Americans don't think about it much. Vietnam was more dramatic. And World War Two is more in victorious. Nevertheless, the overlooked conflict has exerted a powerful influence that still felt today according to roads, the war forever changed the course of US foreign, and national security policy. Compelling the US to accept a permanent military involvement around the globe, even in peacetime. It also helped drive, the creation of a vast US nuclear arsenal to deter possible, communist aggression with the threat of annihilation and a global nuclear arms race. Still continues all this happened, according to roads after career. A nation that had been occupied by the Japanese from nineteen ten to nineteen Forty-five was split into two by the US, and the USSR after World War Two, he explains, it was a practical matter. There were Japanese armies that had retreated into Korea from insurer, and they needed to be disarmed. We split that large task with the Soviet Union the understanding that the Soviets would design the Japanese in the north, and we would do it in the south, but as the Cold War developed between the US and its European allies and the Soviets, the temporary partition turned into a permanent one with the formation of a communist regime headed by Kim Il Sung in the north at an authoritarian pro American government headed by Sigmund, e in the south each regime sought self as the real government of Korea and its rival as illegitimate. Kim Il Sung decided to settle the matter by invading South Korea. And in may nineteen fifty finally obtained reluctant approval from his patron these stallion regime about a month later. Kim launched a surprise attack which initially had devastating result. What's the South Korean forces essentially dissolved the UN Security, Council taking advantage of a Soviet boycott of the body, then passed a measure, calling for member nations to assist the beleaguered South Koreans that mandate enabled US president Harry Truman to respond militarily without having to go to congress for a declaration of war. Up until that point, the US hadn't seen South Korea's having much strategic importance erode said, but when the North Korean tanks rolled across the border, the image that flashed in Truman's mind was that this was a repeat of what the Nazis did his responses to stand up thinking that if we had stood up to Hitler early on the world would have been a better place, an outnumbered contingent of UN forces formed, a desperate line of defense around the only part of South Korea, not yet, captured by the communists and managed to hold off the invaders for two months that gave General Douglas MacArthur, who had been placed in overall command of the UN forces enough time to make an audacious and fibia landing at Inchon near the South Korean capital of Seoul on September fifteenth. Nineteen fifty cutting off the over extended North Koreans MacArthur's forces chased the invaders back north across the thirty eighth parallel and by mid October had captured the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, but MacArthur overconfident kept pushing the North Koreans back to the Yellow River the border with China, China. Responded with a massive counterattack of between thirteen thousand and three hundred thousand troops. This time it was the UN forces who were driven back a bloody stalemate on the ground developed as the US pounded North Korea from the air MacArthur, eventually was relieved of his command by Truman and replaced with general Matthew Ridgway. The US abandoned the idea of total victory and shifted to a holding action against the communist forces road said MacArthur embraced the idea that there's no substitute for victory. You beat the enemy, and they surrender. But Rhodes explained after the Chinese intervention, quote, we're still in a situation where there's got to be a substitute for victory because how are we going to fight the manpower of China? There's a realization that we can't fight this war to victory and it's hard for the American people to accept. The longer. The war stretched on the more popular it became back in the US, many of the soldiers sent to Korea where reservists who had served in World War, Two roads, explained they've got homes and families and jobs, and then they were called up and sent to fight another war. There was a feeling that this wasn't fair. Eventually Truman successor president. Dwight Eisenhower ran on a promise that he would go to Korea and seek an end to the conflict and actually did that a month before his inauguration in nineteen Fifty-three. But though, Eisenhower had ended the fighting the Korean war still shaped his policies road said, Eisenhower looked at this as the wrong war at the wrong time using the wrong weapons, he reaches the conclusion that with the Cold War going on with the Soviets, we have to plan for the long haul. We're going to sustain this kind of military deterrence that led to resources being pumped into the development of a massive nuclear deterrent. The could be used to contain the Soviets. Additionally, Eisenhower began attempting to form licenses with more and more countries in an effort to create a unified front to hold off communist aggression. We also spoke via Email with Charles k Armstrong, the Korea foundation professor of Korean studies in the social sciences at Columbia University. He said, the US was forced to take China more. Seriously as a military power. After fighting twist del mate in the Korean war general MacArthur, had severely underestimated the Chinese military's willingness to confront the US and capacity to fight leading to a bad route for you, enforces, the initial months after China entered the war. China's participation in the Korean war. Also consolidated malls rule and asked the hopes of sub Americans. The communist regime could be rolled back and replaced by Changcai checks nationalists. Armstrong said mouse willingness to support the North Koreans directly as opposed to stallions reluctance helped solidify China North Korean relations, and caused the North Koreans to be more distrustful of the Russians for the US China was seen from the Korean war onward as the primary ally of North Korea. And the primary great power that was an enemy of the US in Korea. Armistice, ended the fighting but North Korea now backed by the Chinese remained as a belligerent enemy to South Korea, the ongoing threatment that US forces couldn't just withdrawn come home Armstrong, notes, the North Korean invasion in the emerging Cold War convinced American policymakers that the US needed a permanent military presence in Asia and Europe in order to contain communist aggression. Additionally, the Korean war helped set the table for another even bloodier, and more painful future conflict, according to Armstrong Korea led directly to the US decision to help the French against communist led insurgency in colonial Vietnam, and then after the French defeat to intervene in support of an anti communist regime in South Vietnam, which blocked an election called for by the nineteen fifty four Geneva conference that helps set the stage for the Vietnam war. Armstrong, said the most lasting legacy of the Korean war for the US was these stablishment of a global military presence over the long term and a commitment to confront communism throughout the world during the Cold War. And for Korea and East Asia ideological and military confrontation that has lasted seven decades that included a US force stationed in South Korea as a deterrent to North Korea, which in turn has a massive array of long range, artillery, and rockets equipped with chemical and biological weapons aimed at Seoul. That's in addition to the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal. The Trump so far has been unable to persuade the North Korean regime to give up.
Hanoi, South Vietnam And Bob Constantini discussed on Sean Hannity
"President Trump is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi late Tuesday night for his second summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong own correspondent, Bob Constantini. Is there to set the scene? Hokey men might recognize some parts of Hanoi from his day fighting I against French colonialism and then to unite his country battling. What was then South Vietnam in the US? But Oklahoma is he was called might be amazed in at the same time appalled by the lurch toward capitalism in evidence here in Hanoi. Vietnam is still politically tightly controlled communist nation. But now there are modern looking high rise buildings with more going up one hotel where media are staying for the summit has a casino inside it and the at Phnom makes a lot of the things we buy