38 Burst results for "Vietnam"
Fresh update on "vietnam" discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"They raise their children on it. They strap bombs to their children to go blow themselves up in israel and bus depots and on buses and in schools. War is their way of life. You may not like hearing. It may find it difficult or impossible to believe but don't doubt me so anytime. The united states pushes for a ceasefire whether they know it. Or not there. Aiding hamas but. I don't think that's why they do it. Don't misunderstand. i think they push for a ceasefire because they all want to be seen as brokers peace and they all got this dream of being league guy who finally brought peace to the middle east. They all have that much hubris. They all have that kind of ego to think what the power of their personality. Their ideas the fact that they served in vietnam can bring to these negotiations elements that others have never had a every one of these guys thinks they have the magic bullet and there isn't one if it is involved in diplomacy. We were told we were told throughout the campaign that joe biden is an old experienced hand foreign policy. He's been at this for a longtime he. He knows a lot of these people. He's been bragging in the last week that you know. Foreign leaders are asking him. Or are you really back as america really back. Remember in june of twenty twenty. Remember in june of twenty twenty bob gates. Who was one time head of the cia was a one time head of the second was one time secretary of defense worked closely with obama and biden. Remember it was. It was bob gates. Who said who said that. Joe biden is never been right on foreign policy issues. Never he seen him. He seen him for forty years. He's never been right. He warned about that and then stood by that very statement. Joe biden is not directly involved in this conversation at one conversation. Be netanyahu yesterday was it. Kamala harris mea hasn't been seen Hasn't done a press conference in two months and tony blinken. Who's supposed to be this. Wizard of foreign policy is in copenhagen visiting the danes. he ought to be visiting bb. This is worse than the gang. That can't shoot straight. This is this is a gang..
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
Fresh update on "vietnam" discussed on CXMH
"And i completed my phd training in the mid to late two thousands. At which time know the iraq and afghanistan wars you know had been well underway when i reflect back into my doctoral training I knew that i wanted to do work. That really mattered. And that was gonna make a tangible difference in. Would ideally respond to in one of our societies. Urgent problems at the time wasn't quite sure where my professional journey was gonna lead me. But somewhere along the way i was given an opportunity to to do a an extra external practicum you know at our cities. The medical center had a chance to to work in the pt outpatient. The night before the first waves of iraq afghanistan veterans were separating from the military enrolling in the healthcare at the time worked primarily with vietnam era veterans and just really fell in love with you know the population the stories. I was hearing. You know the depth and quality of work that we were able to do and then you know within about a year or two. We were needing to to shift to working with iraq afghanistan veterans. Which is you know. Been a big part of my interest you know. So's really really from clinical encounters with veterans that this population really captured my heart and Have been spent a lot of my time working with veterans in particular. Ever since clearly as i mentioned you you're continuing to work with the va. It sounds like that's wonderful. That's awesome so for for folks that listening and say okay. The term moral injury right. I've never heard that term. Or i'm not super familiar with it right could you. Maybe define what is moral injury. What isn't moral injury. Those types of things it absolutely well. It sounds a bit anticlimactic for me to say that we don't really know what moral injury that's right now least within a mental health professions like we currently do not have a consensus definition of what moral injury is. We don't have a a single unifying framework for how we're going to conceptualize can moral injury going forward. I think there's broad consensus. That moral injury captures the emotional relational physical spiritual existential dimensions of events that profoundly disrupt violate our deeply held more beliefs and values okay so within that there could be a couple of forms. You know moral injury that might emerge depending on the type of event that an individual encountered or was involved in you know so the work moral injury really began to gain traction with the the recent wars iraq afghanistan in which many many women were returning home in needing to come to terms with horrify. pick events. Traumas where they felt. As though they were somehow responsible for perpetrating violence or suffering on others know so there can be you know what we would call Perpetration based moral injury which is often at least right now seems to be defined by your deep shame and guilt. I'm over what you did or what you were not able to do And then there can be events where another person was somehow responsible for moral wrongdoing. You know we're we're we're generally referring to these this form of moral injury as a betrayal based moral injury said depending on the moral agent or the person who was deemed responsible for the you know the event you. We're seeing different. Symptom presentations correspond with different types of events. So right there. You're talking to law and i know you work a lot with veterans right intensive that. I'm curious because i assume there's also you know a broader way of looking at that with other populations right so are there other examples. That may be you know where we might see this play out or or appear in non veteran populations absolutely So the thing over recent years think the. The concept of moral injury is really proliferating. Broadly not just among mental health professionals but among ministry professionals for philosophers.
Dunleavy Announces Land Allotments for Native Vietnam War
"Alaska native veterans of the vietnam war era would be able to receive state land under a proposal governor. Mike dunleavy announced last week. George bennett of sitka says it veterans like him faced obstacles to participating in a federal program offered land allotments to alaska natives it was repealed in one thousand nine hundred seventy one a time. When bennett says veterans who have experienced trauma were coming home from tours in southeast asia. Rajar trying to survive another war within our own selves. We survived three hundred sixty five days in vietnam. We came home. We're not the same person. Feel alaskan natives filed claims for allotments for most of the history of the program which began in one thousand nine hundred six but thousands of claims were filed in the two years before it was repealed. Bennett welcomes the governor. Proposing that more than two thousand veterans or their heirs would be able to receive state land. The state proposal follows a two thousand and nineteen federal law that allows alaskan native veterans or their heirs to receive one hundred and sixty acre federal allotments. Dunleavy's proposal would allow veterans to exchange their federal allotments for state land of equivalent value. He says state land is generally closer to their homes than what they would receive through the federal program. The governor thinks bene- and other veterans who described their experiences after he announced the proposal. We weren't there like these folks were but those words that were spoken. We can at least to some extent. Feel what our veterans go through and have gone through. Every day the proposal would amend built the state legislature is already considering
Fresh update on "vietnam" discussed on Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning
"Yes, of course. Um, you know, I don't if you take a look at our Web personal, Joe, But Joe and Jill Biden were are very, very good friends of ours. It was actually Jill Biden introduced my husband and me. Yes. We had plenty of democratic friends if you take a look at our wedding picture. Ah, Gary Hart was the groomsmen in our wedding along with Bill Cohen at that time, Senator Bill Cohen. And, uh, yeah, we, John, you know, John was able to really, um Be friends and make friends both sides of the island, of course, Ted Kennedy being where the more famous friends to be made. Right. So what were the What were the debates like at your house? You know when you have Ted Kennedy or John Kerry over I mean, I mean, who did you guys fight about politics and then? Just, like, have a drink, and it was okay. I mean, way kind of long for those days. Well, Yeah, I just and it was always civil. There was no, it wasn't personal people today and they all jokes. Very personal. It was John knew you had to work across the aisle to get anything done, And so in case of having friends over, that's just that they were. They were friends. And of course, they could agree to disagree on things and she'll have a good time. Be good friends. And remember together what this is really all about. It's about what is good for the country, not for yourself. We're on with Cindy McCain out of the new book Stronger about her late husband, John McCain. Can you tell us on the radio? Maybe you can't You know this is a family station. What Your reaction was when the former president criticized your husband saying? Well, my heroes don't get captured. Oh, you know, campaigns are it's an un set of circumstances if you've ever been in one, you understand what I'm saying? I think what offended John More than anything, and both of us was was the fact that he included all other POWs and that and John felt for the men. The other men that has served with him balance like and we're also heroes, a zoo a result of that. And so it's You know you can't take things personally, You can't once again it's politics. It doesn't make it any better, especially for the spouse. But that's you know, that's that's what politics does these days and changed. So, Cindy, you were with John four. Believe 38 years. We know what he went through in Vietnam and the torture did that. Did that ever go away or were there were there moments where you were with him where those horrible memories came back. You know, the one wonderful By the way today would've been our 41st wedding anniversary today. Um, I you know, with with John, he used humor. To really guide himself, humor and his faith to guide himself through through his years as a POW and he never dwelled on any of it. In fact, most of the stories that he told To the kids into May intercourse two groups to were funny, funny things that had occurred. John was a professional soldier. Unlike some of the men that were drafted, John knew what he was getting into and knew the possibilities. And so they're like in lies the difference in how and why he was able to cope with that in the way he did. He came out of it, You know, really? I never noticed anything that was lingering in him at all. That's great. All right. City became. She's the author of Stronger Hope, Humor and My Life of John McCain. He was a great American hero, and we appreciate his service to this country. And God, if we could meant more John McCain's I think this country would be a better place. Yeah, thanks in the completely agree completely agree, Say Thanks, Thanks, Cindy McCain reader book, stronger courage, hope and humor. My life with John McCain. Terrific book, So, Yeah, you know this guy he was, you know, you know what struck me that We don't have time to get into it with Cindy. But you know, her husband put Sarah Palin on the map by making her his running mate. And then when John got sick, never heard from her. And if you're wondering why Sarah Palin wasn't invited to the funeral? Well, now, you know why, But just it's amazing how how people are in those situations. I don't I don't get it. You know, I do think, though his picking Sarah Sarah Palin was kind of a hail Mary pass because I think at that point, he must have known that Barack Obama was going to transform. Yeah, well, you know, it's a controversial pick for sure. But I would have thought that the Sarah Palin would show some appreciation at some point when John when John got ill, but apparently not so So when people are guests, so do you hold it against McCain that he picked Sarah Palin because Sarah Palin, you know, I also I wasn't voting Republican. But I thought it would you listen, I was an interesting move at the time. I don't hold it against them. It wasn't actually move. It turned out to be not a good move. When when she got exposed, But no, no, I wouldn't hold that against him. Complicated legacy for John McCain. But coming up next, a painting just sold for $90 Million.90 million dollars. It wasn't by Len, but we'll tell you who painted it. No way. Get back. Hey, the IR Radio Music Festival is back and in person this September in Las Vegas, get your tickets before we announced the lineup starting Wednesday at one o'clock in the afternoon. Now, if you're a capital,.
Looking Back at Rain Man
"Today. We're talking about one thousand nine hundred rainman. Who a correct me. If i'm wrong. Jim this is like the top grossing film of the year and also did quite welford self in oscars nominated for eight one three and it made like a billion times is budget not bad. Not bad Is directed by barry levinson which you might recognize from his work on the natural. Good morning vietnam wag. The dog and sleepers is written by barry morrow and ronald bass. Maybe ronald bass. I didn't look that up. Shoot just realized which we'll talk about. We'll talk a little bit. More about barry morrow when we start talking about the impact of the of the film had on this subject matter Stars of course. Dustin hoffman as raymond ray babbitt and it stars. Tom cruise is his brother. Charlie and also val area go lino. Who i'd only known as the hot funny girl from hotshots and hotshots part do as a remember her from them. She's actually. she's playing italian in this movie. So gotcha and i wondered if like what happened to her because she was in these big movies in the eighties and i looked through her Like imdb and some does just one thing after another match kept trying to work on both sides of the pond and one contract would interfere with another contract and then that would fall through and that was delayed and she liked it. Seemed like ten years relied. Click by and so. It's a shame in a lot of big movies like the. I'm not saying this was a big movie. But she went to rainman right after big top pee wee which you know not the best. But she's in like you said she was in leaving las vegas. She was in escape from la. She was leaving las vegas. Apparently playing someone named terry jesus. We just saw that movie. And i did not. I didn't did not really must've been a minor role
A Civil Rights History Lesson
"Today we have a very special guest joining us from brooklyn. New york is gene. Theo harris distinguished professor of political science at brooklyn college a historian and author of the rebellious life of mrs rosa parks. She's co editor of the new book. Julian bonds time to teach the history of the southern civil rights movement gene. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me so today. We're going to honor one of the leaders of the civil rights movement and i. I actually met julian bond. I just can't remember where it's going to say that you probably did. I did meet him. And now i'm like you know i think it was before we had cameras in our phones. I mean bond is just a hero and a giant in the civil rights movement. He was an incredible human bean with. I mean his humanity just should out. He was an activist. He was an an educator he did. Pass away in two thousand fifteen. He was a founding member of the student. Nonviolent coordinating committee snake He had a political career. He served in the georgia house of representatives. He had to fight for his seat because of his opposition to the vietnam war and he was the first african american to be nominated as vice president though he withdrew his name and julian bond was an outspoken activist who fought his entire life whether it was civil rights to beaten way out of other people on the question of lgbtq rights all the way to protesting to shut down the keystone pipeline. Let's listen to julian bond in his own words to start off this show. This is from two thousand and two interview that julian did with phyllis leffler of the explorations in black leadership project at the university of virginia. Everything my parents. I told me about responsibility to others everything. I've learned that. The george school about speaking truth to power everything i learned about daring to stand up to powerful people and say no to them. Whatever the consequences. All of that came together when lonnie king came up to me and asked me if i would join this Movement
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
"Stories that make up how to pronounce focus on character struggling to find their bearings in unfamiliar territory or shuttling between idioms cultures and values a failed boxer discovers what it truly means to be a champion when he starts painting nails at his sister salon. A young woman tries to discern the invisible immutable. Social hierarchies at a chicken processing plant. A mother coaches her daughter in the challenging art of worm harvesting in todd. Visceral pro style. That establishes her as one of the most striking and assured voices of her generation. Tonka interrogates what it means to make a living to work and to create meaning so at the top like this is a story. A collection of stories about the lao refugee diaspora and laos is a country is adjacent to vietnam. But it's southeast asian like block. That wasn't solved the the vietnam war and because of that were the source of a lot of refugees along with vietnam. Cambodia that came from that area in the seventy s sixty seventies. Yeah it was like The sixties and seventies laos is the only landlocked country in southeast asia. Like you said it. Borders vietnam also borders thailand and is also the most heavily bombed country in all of history in terms of country size and population and most of that is from americans and a lot of the bombs that were dropped. Not all of them have detonated so every year. There is a lot of casualties from these from these bombs. So yeah western colonization and meddling has definitely you. I don't know what else to say.
Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to High Court Speech Case
"This week, 14 year old Brandy Levi was suspended from cheerleading after posting a profanity laced rant on Snapchat. The question before the court is can public schools discipline students over something they say off campus? The case has its roots in the Vietnam era case of a high school in Iowa that suspended students who wore armbands to protest the war. The Supreme Court ended up siding with students. Fighting back a proposal on
US Lifts Vietnam, Switzerland From Currency Manipulator List
"The Treasury Department's removing Switzerland Vietnam from a list of countries considered currency manipulators that reverses a move made under the Trump administration, the two countries will remain on an enhanced scrutiny list. Along with
The Art of Fake-Ending Wars
"War. Joe biden and support for operations in foreign policy reset reports. The bbc trump says. Us will be out of afghanistan by christmas. Twenty twenty cheered military times trump orders withdrawal of troops from northern syria. The new york times told us for decades. The united states is very often appeared to have ended wars. That do not. In fact ended all open into jargon like residual counter terror forces vietnam military advisers deliberately ambiguous timetables process criticisms all are used to confuse the average media. Consumer the politicians know that the american public broadly dislikes ward empire and thus wanna see restrained but the same politicians. Don't really want to in war. So they have a frequent pr problem. How do you make it look like you're ending a war occupation without actually doing so to resolve this problem. American political leaders have perfected the art of fake ending a war which is to say announcing awards go into end typically around election time only two once the headlines have made a big splash. Backtrack obfuscate claim quote. The situation on the ground has changed and quote or that military involvement will only be anna limited or defensive capacity. They shuffled troops around or find other thin pretexts to continue the same war or occupation indefinitely. In this episode we will discuss the history of fake ending. Wars who these pronouncements are meant to please why troop levels are often impossible to know. And why so. Many of our so-called wars are not really wars at all but military occupations. That never really meant to
Dr. Theodore Belfor on Cranial Facial Development
"Very very excited today to have dr theodore belfour on the podcast. I heard about dr bell. Four in james ness doors. New book called breath. And we're gonna be talking about all of that today on the show and dr belfour. He's of new york university college of dentistry and a senior certified instructor for the international association for orthodontics in the nineteen sixties. Dr bell was sent to vietnam to work as the sole brigade dentists for four thousand soldiers of the hundred ninety six light infantry from the jungles of vietnam to park avenue in manhattan upon his return opened his own private dental office in new york city and has been private practice for more than forty years and dr belfour specializes in the treatment of the cranial facial system. And that's what we're gonna be diving into today. So dr bill for welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. It's my pleasure excellent. So what are we. Start by talking about how this all began and go back to. You know what happened. That change the cranial bones the cranial structure our skulls that led to this epidemic of of airway issues breathing issues at all of the health issues. That come with that well How we develop. How would grow and develop is based on how we breathe Aloe and we chew so just looking at how we chew. According to the us department of agriculture today in us sixty three percent of diet is processed and refined foods so without the proper stimulation to the body. We are not fully expressing on jeans when not developed in to offer full potential because that particularly when off jaws do not grow forward enough Do you re trues. Those jaws helps to push the tongue backwards into the airway and down to throw sanal. We have compromised sleeping breathing.
Who Invented the High Five?
"The origin of the high five is kind of disputed slash not really exactly known a forerunner to the high five was the low five part of black american culture since at least the nineteen twenties. But when did it turn up. High and spread further afoot. Was it from the women's volleyball circuit in the nineteen sixties american. Gi's in tokyo during world. War two apparently magic johnson even once implied that he invented it while it michigan state's which blows my mind because my dad was in the same dorm building as magic johnson. Who like was my dad present for the invention of the high five. Probably not. But i suppose i should ask him just in case. Even if magic johnson himself didn't create it he was most likely there when it first started taking off of the top contenders for its origin. They all take place in the late. Nineteen seventies in the world of sports. One story goes that it was created by wiley brown and derek smith from the university of louisville cardinals during the nineteen. Seventy eight seventy nine basketball season. Since their team was nicknamed the doctors of dunk. Doing the standard low five didn't make sense. Their team was all about that vertical movement so they started slapping their hands together when held high above their heads. Brown and smith who passed away in nineteen ninety-six. Get a big chunk of the credit for creating the high five in the press and one reason is because so much footage of the cardinals. High fiving tests highlight reels. A level of evidence not shared by many of the other origin stories but another origin story. A lot of people are familiar with. Is that lamont. Fleets a basketball player from murray state. University also playing around nineteen seventy nine. The story goes that lamont's dead lamont's leads senior had served in the first battalion. Fifth infantry in the vietnam war the infantry was nicknamed the five and after the war when lamont junior was just a little kid. The guys would often stop by his house to visit with his dad. They'd created their own greeting a arm. Straight up with five fingers spread as they said five
How Three Women Re-Wrote the Story of War
"Before the vietnam war there was a law that banned women from reporting on the front lines of any war for the us. When president johnson refused to officially declare a state of war in vietnam in opening appeared no ban a handful of pioneering women bought one way tickets into the battlefield they had no editors no health insurance and little or no formal training reporter elizabeth becker former washington post war correspondent in cambodia and then npr's foreign editor and then national security correspondent for the new york. Times has just published. You don't belong here. How three women rewrote the story of war. Chronicling catherine lewa a french. Photojournalist franky fitzgerald an american long form journalist and author and kate webb in australian combat reporter elizabeth. Welcome to on the media will thank. You broke his great to be with you. I wanna start with where you started. You give your initial experience very short shrift. When asked why did you cross the ocean to cover a war. When you're so young you said the short answer was a nightmare. I was all too keen to leave behind. My masters adviser had rejected my thesis on the bangladesh war of independence after. I refused to sleep with him and he said one wasn't related to the other. Just tell me what happened. This was nineteen seventy two and there weren't that many women in graduate school and he made a move. And i said no. He pressed on and i said no he rejected. The thesis. said. I had to work harder on it. Then resisted any idea that one related to the other. That even made a pass at me. So you know you're young enough that you think that you have your whole life ahead of you and wary enough that i said i'm not leaving my life in this guy's
Psychological Manipulation is a Solvable Problem
"Dan. You are a cult de programmer. You're someone who helps people get out of cults and breakout of Taking and i wonder if just to begin you could tell us a little about your own history in a particular. Call the unification church Sometimes known as the moonies join that group. When i was seventeen years old. I was really confused about what was going on in the world. The vietnam war was going on. And i was listening to the music of our time that was inspiring me to want to do something about the war and to make the world better and so i went on what i thought was a walk for world peace and as it turns out it was the moonies and i was recruited and soon understood that the messiah was on the earth and it was wrong and that i was born to be a disciple of christ that was my mission in life and so for the next five years. I dedicated myself wholly to that task of serving god in that way
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate Mastermind, Has Died at Age 90
"And a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died today at the age of 90. His son, Thomas Lady confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause of the event. To say it was not related to covet 19. Lady, a former FBI agent and army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement. Years later, he said, he'd do it again for his president. After his release Lady became a popular, often provocative radio talk show, as you also worked as a security consultant, writer and actor, but he was outspoken and controversial, both as the political operative under Nixon and as a radio personality. Letty recommended assassinating political enemies, Bombing, a left leaning think tank and kidnapping war protesters. His White House colleagues ignored such suggestions. But one of his ventures, the break in at Democratic headquarters at the Watergate building in June of 1972 was approved. The burglary went awry, which led to an investigation a cover up and Nixon's resignation in 1974. Lydia, former FBI agent, An Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the escapade. It was also convicted of conspiracy in the September 1971 burglary of defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg Psychiatrists who leaked the secret history of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon papers. Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy dead
Lady Bird Johnson Faces Dissent at Williams College, 1967
"It's october nineteen sixty. Seven and lady bird is headed to new england. In all its autumn glory to colleges have started new and substantial environmental studies programs and ladybird is happy to lend her high profile support to help. Legitimize them sunday october. The night left the white house a little past ten and flew to an airport in north adams massachusetts. One of the placement is rides. I can remember mayor greeters. I was given a key and we went quickly on williamstown a picture. Postcard new england city at williams college. Her first stop is an event at the home of the president for hosting a luncheon for sixty people that agreed recipients. The trustees all the faculty it took me around meet everyone and then very soon. We sat the hand. I was next to a very interesting man you block. i gathered. he was the chief. Trustee quite outspoken in his approval of linden and that was one of the last words of approval. I was to hear that. Mrs lyndon b johnson comes to williams college president john sawyer escorts the first lady to the ceremony cheapen hall. She took no formal notice of a group of antiwar pickens who staged a silent vigil protesting the vietnam war. The small campus is crowded with protesters in the days. Before lady bird arrives at williams college past the professors and more than half of the undergrad sign a petition against the war. Saying it diverts un's that are needed for urgent environmental problems at home arrive at chapin hall for the ceremony. Students have arranged a silent dissent against the war. Many are wearing white armbands over there. Rose i cur kathy on stage. I looked into the audience in front of me. But i several dozen news for the graduating class in the black robes and as i saw a white armband on the first one i was not quite prepared vote
Being the best with Tony Herbert, "Soldier"
"Podcast to seventy three. We were with anthony. Herbert tony herbert. Also known ass and we started off his journey from a kid growing up in pennsylvania surf. You haven't listened to podcasts. To seventy three goal of that right now. He tried to join the marines at fourteen. Fourteen years old credit eventually joined the army at seventeen off. The korean war went from private to master sergeant. All kinds of heroic actions suffered all kinds of wounds shot hit with frag white phosphorus burns and also bayoneted multiple times including one bayonet stabbed that broke off in his chest. He in the korean war served as a platoon leader even though he was just a young enlisted guy and eventually at the end of that podcast and at the end of that part of his life. Us pulled off the battlefield. One of the most decorated soldiers of the war sent on a morale at it was basically morale tour and i were flown back to the to the white house. President truman and then basically went to london and antwerp in brussels and the hague and all the other european allies that were fighting alongside america in the korean war along the way he met. Mrs eleanor roosevelt. She encouraged him to go to college. He kind of agreed of the quotes. He says in the book is he. He agreed because he was already master sergeant in the army and he said what am i going to do. Sit around the enlisted man's club telling stories about korea so he was sort of not not over it but he realized that he'd kinda done what he was going to do. So he ends up getting assigned as an rotc instructor at a high school in denver because he liked to ski goes to the third ranger class. That ever happened. He was in. He ends up getting married to his hometown. Sweetheart mary grace starts going to college or he then he gets out of the army then starts going to college at the university of pittsburgh while he's there he writes a book called conquest. No war nowhere. Which was his first book about the korean war which he later rewrote which we covered. What when it was rewritten was called the making of a soldier. That was podcast to seventy three for the most part worked at a steel mill at night while he was going to college and then eventually commissioned as an officer in the pennsylvania national guard. Shout out to the To two eight iron soldiers all right so so then he goes to the. He's back kind of in the army and he gets them warnings at the army's different now you know the war is over. The good people got out. We just left with people. That shouldn't even be in the army that got those kind of warnings but he stayed in. He loves being a soldier he wants to be. A soldier. goes the basic army. Infantry course wins nine out of ten awards there including the leadership trophy which is the leadership. Trophy is awarded by the other students. Like the other students select. Who deserves this leadership trophy. Then he gets assigned as a ranger instructor and he starts. He starts in the mountain phase. And so today we're going to be reading so the first book that we covered we covered a little bit so he's written two books he's written. Three one was conquest to know where that one got rewritten. As the making of a soldier that was the bulk of what we read last time. This time we're gonna read from his second book primarily and it's just called soldier called soldier and lots of lessons learned but as i mentioned in the first podcast in two seventy three. There's some serious lessons learned about life and things get really crazy when he goes to vietnam as a battalion commander and we will get there all right so here we go go go to the book soldier written by anthony be herbert and he says this teaching young men the essentials of mountain climbing combat and survival was more of a learning experience for me than for them. I began discovering things about the resources in me as well as the way the army was moving. I was an
The Lady Bird Johnson recordings and what they tell us
"Thursday may fourteenth. Virginia in mid may is bombed for any troubles. No silent spring here. The green archer fresh bring leaves almost met over the rutted country. Would occasionally you would see a bright. Little chipmunk perched on radio fans it's been a bad week in washington lady. Bird finds herself in the rare uncomfortable position of being the subject of some pretty scathing press. So she's fled. Dc to get out of the spotlight and come to hunt. Land and estate in middleburg virginia about an hour outside of washington. Lbj and lady. Bird had made high profile tours of appalachia. I mainly on poor whites for one of the administration's first initiatives it's war on poverty and they've quoted massive press coverage tv radio and prince. Johnson continues the president's attack on poverty as she travels to the economically depressed areas of kentucky. The forty five counties making up this area present one of the nation's worst pictures poverty several times. Mrs johnson holzer motorcade degreed local school children who have gathered along. The roadside ladybird has been a public face for this up until now the media has loved her. There's actually no vice president at the moment because lbj was the bp under kennedy and according to the constitution there's no automatic replacement for him lbj's going to announce a running mate at the convention in august at the press corps. Traveling with the first lady has started referring to her as mrs. vice president. How serious is that. i don't know not fairy. But they've clearly picked up on something real about the way. She works with lyndon in a typical piece. Editorial in the lexington herald in kentucky asks. Why not an lbj and lbj ticket. Look no farther lyneham. Your big problem of running mate for this fall is now solved. It's none other than that. Charming texan. lady. Bird johnson ladybird lasted off but all this recognition has also made her a target. Read the papers and absorb the shock. Aptitude republican congressman's visit to my tenants that i pogo county. A couple of gop congressman decided to take their own poverty. Tour to alabama where ladybird has almost four thousand acres used for cotton and timber farming that she inherited from her mother's family. The congressmen go see lady bird tenants and put out some grainy black and white photos showing their ramshackle conditions tin roof shacks with collapsing foundations. No running water basically. She's being made to look like a slum lord and those optics as they say in politics are terrible. It could have been worse. I've got to thank some way to turn it into. A constructed in ladybird been in public life for decades. And she's savvy about the press. She understands the story could deal them real political damage so her first constructive step was to avoid the press by getting out of town. That's what's brought her to hunt land back in. Washington linden's really struggling. His civil rights. Bill is stuck. In congress is war counseled dean rusk mcgeorge bundy and robert mcnamara all holdovers from kennedy are pressing him on vietnam and he has a raging toothache and i was almost asleep. A little after tway out. He called me. It was a sad happy. Talk large about the alabama tenants and about his restive desire to seek a way out of the burdens. He carries but the real source of his pain. He's actually thinking about not running. November linden is fundamentally insecure. He knows he wasn't elected that he's just there because kennedy was assassinated. He doesn't believe he has a mandate and he doesn't think he can win despite an approval rating of seventy four percent. You could argue that. This is all in his head but part of him. A big part just wants out ladybird invited. Lbj's to longtime doctors to drive out to hunt one for dinner Linden had a major heart attack at heartland almost ten years ago in nineteen fifty five. It's never really out of mind for either of them so at dinner that night with the doctors. She'd heard what they thought about his fitness. And we're going to give him a thorough medical going. The next morning and night we only talked about the psychological aspects. I don't know though that either one really understands the depth of his pain winning af faces up to the possibility of sending many thousands. American boys vietnam both ladybird linden can see the writing on the wall. Vietnam could easily derail his presidency. Their ambitions for civil rights the sweeping great society programs. He's just laid out for his doctors leave to go back. Washington bird hands them. An envelope marked personal but its contents are political to on the phone the night before linden had asked her to set out the pros and cons. I wrote at for london about a nine page analysis of what i thought he situation was. I she types out that press release. It's a bit of psychology. This is what it would feel like to announce you're not running. Then on a spiral bound steno pad ladybird writes those nine pages laying out his options This letter or what. I think is more accurately. Her strategy memo is been sitting at the lbj library forever. Pretty much overlooked by historians.
Writer Aliette de Bodard Discusses Matriarchies in Fiction
"The world as we know it is ruled by men but when it comes to fiction writers can choose what power structure they create and how they depicted despite the free rein this allows authors most recently replicate the patriarchy win authors. Do step outside the familiar. Societal structures and present us with matriarchies. What do we see. Aristotle condemned societies. The place women in paula knowing then is gonna caucases for threatening masculine supremacy since then. Men have often used representations of matriarchies as a way to demonstrate that women are incapable of or should not be trusted with holding power thankfully. The tide is turning early. Feminist speculative fiction writers like joanna russ explored all female worlds and pave the way for modern writers to explore more diverse power structures in action as something more than just projected male anxiety one. Such writer is elliott to bought out who. We are very pleased to welcome in joining us. In a discussion of matriarchies in speculative fiction. Thank you so much for joining us elliott. would you like to introduce yourself to ellis. Yes thank you so much for having me here. my name is edzard. I'm an award-winning writer. Of fantasy. and science fiction Most known for the universities which is a vietnamese inflicted space opera and my latest book is fire heart tiger which is a suffolk romantic. Fantasy said i guess you could call it too much rocky awesome and that is exactly why you are here to talk about matriarchies tonight. So first of all. I'll matriarchies only of used to us. As a way to deconstruct all paradise the patriarchy there other things right and they are They have historically existed Day are also very There's been a lot of investment in mostly trying to hide that they've existed or make it so that they were those terrible the stoke in places. Because you know god forbid that women ever been charged with anything But you can trust for instance The vietnamese society before the arrival of the chinese who who subsequently colonized vietnam was very probably some kind of much marcle and or much linear and you could see it in. You can't see anymore in the recorded history but you can see it in the fairy tales and the miss that our cost down where it's very clear. The women hold the power and that lineages passed through the mother instead of being passed through. The father is actually very interesting to look at the texts and go. You get those kinds of archaeological remains within the tax off the dragon. The dragon prince who marries the queen of the mountain. But she's the queen he's just the prince a to me. That's kind of really fascinating to see how it's been thoroughly arrays. Because the received wisdom was that those things just couldn't possibly exist.
Don't You Want Somebody to Take Care of You?
"Okay so you just got a couple of questions. We're going to get into that okay. Yeah totally i'm nora. Mcnerney in this is terrible. Thanks for asking. And that was gina and when we get into it. We're going to be continuing the conversation that we've been having about care with gina story is a story about a lot of complicated emotions about the long tail effects of being thrust into a caregiver role when you're still a person who needs a lot of care a child but this complicated story starts in a really simple place when genus parents met and fell in love They were summer fling. Was like maybe nineteen sixty nine thousand. Nine hundred seventy vietnam war was going on. I think there was like a lot of looking for a better life. Like you know like wanting something good and they dated over that summer and then they were married by like the day after christmas that same year. So my sense is that they were kind of idealists like they were looking for some sort of happily ever after and for awhile. Genus parents found it. My mom was a homemaker and my dad was kind of a rising star in the computer science world. he was an academic. He was teaching at georgia tech in atlanta. Which is where. I grew up and so early. Memories are that you know my mom cooked and was crafty and volunteered with the pta. My mom really loved to so she loved to bake. She's a beautiful woman and my dad was very intellectual. Like i remember him reading like not totally age appropriate books to read allison wonderland to me at an age when i didn't fully understand what's going on there so much in that book didn't understand but i loved the fact that he would read that to me and he would sit down and explain to me. How telephones work and he liked teaching me about prime numbers and stuff like that at a very young age i think he just really enjoyed sharing that aspect of himself with me. He liked kind of dissecting things and thinking about things and asking questions. And that's something that. I've carried with me into adulthood. He kind of taught me how to dig deep and think about stuff that you might not otherwise. Think about gina was the second of three children. Her older brother is named allan just like a sweet sweet kid like he loved playing with matchbox cars and he would line them up. We would watch movies a lot together like he loved watching lassie and old yeller and stuff like that. If it involves a kid in a dog he could watch a movie. Five times in a row of my mom lead up every single time. He said he would laugh at every part like it was the first time you ever heard it or ever saw it and same with music. You know at some point in our childhood somebody gave them like one of those yellow sony walkman and a bunch of tapes and he would walk around the house with like headphones on and plane his tapes and singing and his very loud very slurred speech. That was like the happiest. Alan loved country music bing crosby. He loved christmas music all year round. It was just gina in allen until their little brother andrew was born. Andrew came along and i felt like almost like he was my baby from the beginning and like i think i recognized from a young age that he was like my ally and my playmates. He was you know a playmate that i interacted with. He was very imaginative. And we do the things that kids do where you like lineup. All your stuffed animals and teach them school or we would do these toy. Parades down the hallway and like throughout the whole house. Where readers just like lineup. Every single toy we own and then just like march like it was a production. The genus relationships with andrew and with allen were different because allen andrew with different. I was aware from a very very young age that i do things at allen. Couldn't i was three years younger than him. He and i kind of learned how to walk around the same time he could talk but his speech was really slurred. And so i knew from a very young age that like a lot of people didn't understand what he was saying. But i did like i kind of interpreted for him a lot especially in public so i think there was an awareness on that level lake. He's older than me. But i think i always felt older than him like. I knew that he had a lot of medical stuff. That was very mysterious. He had some seizures and would have to be rushed to the hospital so i i was very aware that like he needed a lot and there was something wrong.
"vietnam" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show
"Are standing by with com- patience and understanding. Kirk is lucky to have you as a producer. Neutrally consummate professional your work ethic and practice. All steve is getting more praise. And i'm getting. He is yeah. Trollip battles in north hampton board of health. It should be literally this. Thank you for the forty thousand dollars. It would not have happened without you. Know letter to steve. steve deserves. No thanks for this gun. This zero what about like a little zero zero zero zero. I am not. I see this. It makes me fucking mental. What are you thinking him for for. What for what putting up a fucking south. Anybody can do that. You can do that you could. You could have put the fucking soundboard up there. Whatever he did corrector. No oh i can speak now correct or no correct. What what are you thinking him. Well it does take a little bit more skill than you're giving them credit for but he gave you just like a little line at the bottom of your letter. Hey can you give steve a little pat on the back. No no no. No no literally should be. This would absolutely nothing would have happened. We should only thank you for this. Get it like. I hate to do this. Where no ripping up sees letter. Are you kidding me. No i'm ripping up Ripping up you do not like to share mr sure. What if anything we i mean he put the he helped event. Go look my letter knowing me knowing me knowing i'm annoyed i love the. I love the people there but that is insulting. That is insulting. That's that's rough. What you just did. I might throw my leather in the can to that. Jesus that's there is no. I don't even understand that stays low letter. It got more praise than mine. That's a fact a little bit more. I agree that's crazy. I think i don't know i don't know. Maybe maybe they didn't want maybe didn't wanna grovel too much gravel. Don't send a letter at all. Well it's nice to say thank you. They've said thank you enough enough. I was going to put those on frame them and put them on your wall for you now. You can do it now. Of course aware show works exactly like this. I wanna i wanna play this tape it. I want different parts. Tape by steve. Whoever does be like your your zodiac autograph. Guy i i i don't even i don't even understand. I don't understand that. I don't understand it. I'm sure they meant well. But it's like that's rough though you turn. That up is rough. Oh i i don't i don't like things annoy me. I don't think there are times. There are certainly times where steve deserves as much. If not more praise than me for things. Yeah this is not one of them. I agree. I don't think he should have gotten more. You're not i this little bit. Set up a fucking good. You did a good job wonderful. He's a producer gets paid for it job but he has a job he did. It is a great producer or wouldn't say that it's your job to come up with awesome creative ideas. Yes all right yes so you got praise for your job. He should get a little praise for or no. No no none none well again. If somebody hands you forty thousand dollars handed you forty thousand dollars right. Yep i hand you forty thousand dollars right now. I think we should just hand forty thousand dollars. Yes and then you want to speak to thank you to talk about getting the money and somebody says only help with us. Michael you just and you talk into the mic would you. Then if you write letters write a letter. Praising the guy who helped with the mike more than game handed you forty thousand dollars one hundred. I'm on your side and this one. I would agree with me on this all the time. I know i'm saying i don't i don't it's it's upsetting to you. Should have gotten more praise. He should have gotten some praise. Can't we compromise. you should know pre. I don't not. Because i mean he he jobs to do. You did a remarkable job. He did a good job to but but the point is it was zero. It didn't exist. I gave it life. Yes that's true but he still supported that vision. Even this is the key of the town. Yes yup it's presented to the kirkman a hand show. I know you've been going on about that understand that. Well i you know. They're simple people up there. But i'm just saying that should be presented to kirkman hand. I agree with that. Like i don't even get. I don't think you should be called kirkman. Even the kirkman show is the idea that anybody else is given want anybody eating but ever for anything involving anything ever again ever. Let me be very clear about this. Steve is a spectacularly great producer. People hate him. i don't care. He has been great best hire. I've ever made the only. However jesus of i mean the best person i've ever worked with. Honestly he's a great partner or whatever he is you know underlying whatever you wanna call. But i don't need deserves praise often. This is not one of these times. It's not matter you wanna give praise you put together. The fishing thing on the great. I no problem with that. This not even a little not even known. No one sentence come on. Gimme one sentence on the job. You do this job. I mean if crops. Yeah he drove out there pro bono. Yeah yes he wasn't doing what he still drove a five hour. Four and a half hours roundtrip to do his shoulder helped money and put together a shirt. That's a huge hit. That is a huge litter corrobos. That's a great question crops here tomorrow by the way No friday friday. And we'll play the sound from dave's podcasts. Dave lights in the corrobos lights indian veteran. Oh no i. Haven't we get that for him. I'll get it. Yeah dave had his podcast and went over his grievances with the.
"vietnam" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Hughes as family and friends from his hometown in Pittsburgh. He's from a big family. One of seven Catholic Family Pittsburgh and lived in Pittsburgh right below the hill section after which de. Boscq. Oh, named Hillstreet Blues. Yeah Irish. Catholic. Family and yell at one point was looking at the priesthood. Do you know why? What was it was a sense of? The drama of the Catholic Church and and the the power in the sense that a priest has you know all of that is kind of attractive I, sort of becoming a priest. Yeah. The oldest son of an oldest son in an Irish Catholic family. Supposed to become a priest. I was told they told me that idea, but I went off into actual drama. Another kind of drama, you don't go to Vietnam I until sixty eight I don't go to Vietnam till nine hundred and sixty seven. So yeah. As I was in at the Graduate School in Boston and then the theater company Boston Vietnam became so enormous the. Moral Question that it was. Hard to concentrate on my acting because of that. So yeah, that's when it really started. Kind of eating away at me and I think in some sense I was in a bit of a quiet rage about it in the sense, not understanding why. That and seeing things like the general shooting, Viet Cong in the head and stuff like that. Really show at that point drafted. So. That aside and sixty, six, hundred, seventy, I had. But I now decided. Okay. I think I'M GONNA. Do is refused action. and Go to Vietnam. You'RE GONNA BE I decided. I was going to go to where the center where this was happening why? I'm going I'm going to face this head on and I I'm not GonNa, do it your way I? Did it my way, and so I decided to go to Vietnam I didn't know anybody I had no connections. I had no money and I, didn't tell anybody and you went there to do what I was going to go there just to try to do something to. To help people who were affected by the war at no idea, what it would be I was able because the university newspaper covered my draft refusal to get a an accreditation from Boston, University News, and go quote journalists Unquote I actually did end up doing some journalism and ended up traveling with the Marines and the army ended up starting dispatched stories with WHO. We started our own news agency called dispatch news, which broke the story through and with Asia's French..
"vietnam" Discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"Thought we'd <hes>. We'd make you switch seats and Hanson and roles in everything Chris and talk about this new. One of <hes> one of the new exhibits that's gone into the museum, but a new aircraft for us. It is I'm really excited. It's something that <hes> as a rudder head. I've kind of been wanting to see the museum acquire <hes> for the last several years, but <hes> we were able to. Get A U H One Huey helicopter <hes>. Totally, <hes> excited to see that come in <hes> and I I know we're going to get into a lot of the the Riviera of but <hes>. It was exciting to see it. <hes> get trailer it on into us. Well, that's cool, and that of course happened in the midst of all the complications around around covert and those other restrictions, so we'll talk about that in a bit, too, but interesting to me that <hes> just with the passage of time with our museum <hes>. This is something that we have an eagle hangar has traditionally been the venue, or we talk about military history, and we have our warbirds and other artifacts and things. That's been largely focused on World War Two since the advent of the museum, but we've seen F eighty six, an megan there periodically touching into Korea. Thomas More Scout, <hes> that sort of his edge, and there's going to cover World War One <hes>, but this is really our first four into Vietnam, isn't it? Is it is? This is the first <hes> aircraft that we have from the Vietnam era <hes>. Interestingly enough if you go back several years <hes> sort of on the gate guard side of things. We actually had a couple sky, raiders, <hes>, and those are actually on different military bases. Now they were on loan to us <hes>, but this is the first true aircraft donation to artifact <hes> that <hes> that we have in in the museum. Proper here and <hes>. It's really exciting to see that come in because. You know when you if you look back. When Eagle. Hangar was built it was you know it was opened in the nineties, <hes>. You know. It's about the fiftieth anniversary of world. War Two turn. Now you know were <hes>. We're focusing never GONNA lose that focus of the World War Two generation that always going to be something special <hes>, but we are broadening the horizons a bit to make sure we're. Live of experience excellent. Yeah, absolutely excellent, so then I suppose the first obvious question here is. Where did the idea for the Huey Exhibit? Come from was something that you know we've been looking at for a while. And the right opportunity came up or was this sort of a newer like we really need to. Branch out a little bit and feature this part of history as well <hes>. It's something that that personally I've been pushing for a couple years. I joined the museum team that <hes>. I think we need to get get a healy <hes>, and and there are several reasons why that aircraft <hes>. Early <hes> well. We have a <hes>. Our Museum director is Huey pilot, so it wasn't hard to. To Sell Ron on the idea of. Like, we should have a you hit owed. He's like well. That sounds good to me. Who flew those? Which is true? Yes, exactly exactly, you're listening. So, it was very <hes>. Once I came back with. Hey, there's more to it than just getting Hughie <hes>. You know there's a lot of programming that comes with that we could do. There's a lot of artifact display that we could do love storytelling. And I think once once we all sat down and we really took a hard look at it rather than just a the perspective of boy. Wouldn't it be nice to have one <hes>? We really got into what we could do with it. I think it was. It was kind of obvious we should we should. Try and get one.
"vietnam" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"If not currently amongst the happiness, there are the happiest more on that later, the richest amongst the Vietnamese owned water buffaloes to help with the farming duties, the Vietnamese for the most part before the French really got over there and stirred shit up for a peaceful rural agricultural people women were stores treated relatively well. In Vietnam when the Vietnamese govern themselves and women had a surprising amount of thirty for their times for that time. But eighty percent of eaten AMIS people were literate and equality of education. In the villages was high the v. Amis learn to read and write in their own language through a form of calligraphy talk to them by the Chinese the average Vietnamese citizen before the French colonization was wearing homemade clothes traded for goods only within the village, he or she was most likely Buddhist, and we practice these beliefs concert with the Buddhist priests or consort with the Buddhist priests and partake in customary rituals. And then again, France came and fucked everything up for the Vietnamese, and the French occupation of Vietnam would lead directly to the Vietnam war in eighteen Fifty-eight, France invades and takes control of Vietnam by the end of the nineteenth century. They would also take control of Cambodia and eighteen sixty three in Laos in eighteen ninety three that big block of Asian land would become known collectively as French Indochina. The French takeover had been hundreds of years in the making in the sixteenth century. European missionaries brought in modern weapons and western goods. The missionaries were also welcomed by the locals for their technical skills by the late sixteen sixty the French East, India company in organization credited with both expand trade and Cathal. Says had a foothold in Indochina over the three centuries of French occupation and pattern of controlled merged. Every once in a while when a French priest trade trader or soldier was attacked or killed by the locals, the France would retaliate by taking more control and extending their power, eventually the French seize control officially taken over much of the people's land making a class system with privilege French at the top they took over and carved up a part of Asia, just like they done in Africa as we learned back in suck seventy two the colonial destruction of Africa. The French also played rival factions of the Vietnamese against each other. They intervene and land disputes, and the winning faction would reward the French with moorland and the right to spread French trade influence in religion. And in eighteen ninety three like mentioned, the French made Vietnam part of French Indochina by the nineteen twenties. A French bureaucracy.
"vietnam" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"The communist and Chinook C H forty seven helicopter with his family, and we'll get into the whole story of of going on board that navy ship who saved your life and your family's life. Before we get into the entire story itself. Great to have you on and thanks for reaching out to me and bringing this amazing story to our attention. Yeah. Thank you for the the opportunity to be on here and share with you a story of my my family, my Gad that played a at least within the film last days had a pretty dramatic scene in it. So that helped the Phil stand out more in two thousand fifteen Ostra needy role there. I was actually totally unfamiliar with your story. And so I'm so glad that you reached out to us just reading article about about this whole story. Just really incredible. I guess I'd like if you're if you can start at the beginning and talk about, you know, your upbringing in South, Vietnam, and your father and all the things that led up to the false. I gone. Yeah. So this the fall is gone. Sure a lot of your audience or wear in history. Vietnam was but if there's somebody else members that may not be familiar. This was the the final, you know, the US troops were they officially left in seventy seventy three years prior to the fall of Saigon the capital of South Vietnam in April the end of April April thirtieth nineteen seventy five and during that time is about six and a half. And the unfold the oldest in my family. My dad win was during that time. He elevated to Lieutenant Colonel and.
"vietnam" Discussed on TechStuff
"Weather batteries would drain too quickly since there's would go dead earlier than expected. It was also really hard to get an accurate placement of sensors the sensors were being deployed from aircraft and dropped directly onto the jungle floor in some cases without a parachute. They acted almost like a spear and went straight down and would imbed into the ground. So it was kind of hard to get them placed. Just right. Plus it was very dangerous. There were flight crews that were constantly under fire while trying to deploy the sensors so it was a very tough thing to do. And it never quite got out to the level that the Jason group had really envisioned, and it didn't really pan out for Vietnam. But it did prove to be a powerful proof of concept for unmanned sensors and system of systems in which a large amount of data could be fed into an analysis system for real time combat conditions in decisions and essentially a lot of military officials after the fact said yet didn't. In Vietnam because it never been done before it didn't it wasn't fully baked, but it was a proof of concept that would become invaluable in future. Conflicts back at home are pa- provided funding to the Stanford research institute in in the efforts to develop a robot with the ability to navigate its way through a set of rooms which was a truly revolutionary chievements back in the mid nineteen sixties Arpaio would agree to the proposal that Stanford gave to them and so work began on what would eventually be known as shakey the robot. It's called shaky because the robot would shake as it moved this project took several years the actual robot wasn't ready for a demonstration until the early nineteen seventies. But it began in the mid nineteen sixties Arp is research and work during the Vietnam conflict stuff that would impact the Vietnam conflict continued throughout the entire history of our involvement in the Vietnam war, and it would continue to harm the reputation of the agency as. Well, in many ways by the time, the United States would withdraw from the Vietnam war Arpaio would end up being separated from the Pentagon and set up a new offices and also have a much lower budget than it had before. In our next episode. I will talk a little bit more about some of the final projects that are did in connection to the Vietnam war. Also, talk about some of the crazy, psychological projects that are got involved with as well as some of the other cool technological projects that the agency got involved with now because this history is so dense, and because it involves so many different topics and technologies of many of which we are enjoying the benefits of today. I am probably going to break this up. So that our next episode will be the last one in this DARPA ark. And then I'll take a break from DARPA, and we'll talk about some other technologies, and then perhaps a few more weeks from now I'll come back, and we'll continue the story of DARPA because I don't want tech stuff to become DARPA stuff. But I do think that the full story of DARPA is fascinating. And we will have to come back. To it. So next episode. We'll probably wrap up the nineteen sixties since I've done four episodes. And I haven't been able to get through a decade yet. And then we'll see where we are after that. And continue it further into the future. If you guys have suggestions for topics I should tackle and future. Episodes of tech stuff. It doesn't have to be a multi episode arc. It could be.
"vietnam" Discussed on TechStuff
"The thing that's incredibly powerful. It gives you up to thirteen and a half hours of battery life on a single charge. You can work where you want help. You want for as long as you want. So check it out the Microsoft surface. Pro six. In nineteen sixty four the ITT oh participated in the project on mathematics and computation or project MAC in may see this was essentially a research project to develop a functional time sharing system from a single computer that could be accessed from various locations MIT, computer, scientist, Robert fan. No initially directed the project back in Vietnam are Bo was funding. What would turn into a controversial program conducted by the RAND Corporation? This was called the Viet Cong motivation and morale program. So essentially the goal of this program was to get an understanding of what made the Viet Cong soldiers tick, what were their reasons for aligning with the communists. What kept them going. What were they motivated by were they d- motivated by the technological weapons that were being brought to bear against them big questions. Like that at this point the man who had started. The counterinsurgency projects that are the guy named William Godal. I talked about him in the last episode. He was suspected of having embezzled money from Arpaio funds for his personal use. And he would ultimately be tried and convicted for the embezzlement of about seventeen thousand dollars actually, a little less than seventeen thousand dollars lien, gourmet a rand analyst who headed up the morale project concluded that the Viet Cong were demoralized. And they would soon give up that was what he got. That's the conclusion he came to after doing some of this work. A lot of other people disagreed with this conclusion, but gore as work was influential, and how the US would foreign policy around Vietnam, which spoiler alert was not the most successful policy. He would eventually be relieved of his duties in the motivation and morale project when it became clear that the Viet Cong were not as demoralized as he had let people think congress had some harsh words for Arpaio. Including questioning why work that normally would be handled by military intelligence was being contracted out at great expense to a private company like the RAND Corporation are also spent a great deal of money researching ways to destroy large areas of jungle to remove that particular advantage held by the Viet Cong. This was an extension of the work that they had already done in defoliation as part of project agile, they were really stepping this up there trying to figure out well, we really need to get rid of that. Because it is proving to be a big issue a big barrier to success in Vietnam. The department head already funded the production of these various rainbow agents, they then turned to the scientific advisory for profit group. The Jason's it's also just Jason is what it's called. But typically, the scientists attached to it are referred to as Jason's it's named after Jason and the Argonauts and. We asked them can you come up with a way to get rid of large sections of jungles, see jungles are wet. And you know, it's hard to get rid of them through means like fire. That was really the the main push though was can you figure out a way to have a firestorm? Take out a large section of jungle despite numerous tests, both in the wet season and the dry season using various herbicides fuels and lots of fire Arba was unable to develop any sort of technique that proved effective they even did a test run where they dropped flammable oil all over a section of jungle multiple times. And then they ignited the section with a false foster us rocket. But they found that the oil would just burn out and the jungle would remain more or less intact. Because it was just it was just too wet this project had the ironic name project e mode. Which I don't know what that's all about. Anyway in an earlier episode when I was talking about Jason's I mentioned that they were..
"vietnam" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Because Roberts crazy crazy, black man. And so, but it was kinda, you know, Jack, Jack in this era of time where he's just like, no, I'm actually cool black people already. I'm all for that bullshit that you guys are on. So Jack of such a unicorn, that's all I got from this episode. I'm like, wow, you're just a unicorn is really like Jack porn at this point, right? Yeah. Every every episode of flashback is just Jack porn. He was so off that bullshit when everybody was on is. Like he has no right to be because his dad was a piece of shit, so it would make sense if he was a piece of shit like well, yeah, Jack had a tough upbringing and you know, some of that stuff rubs off on and he's just like the opposite of, she's actually actually guys, these women have rights, everyone calmed down. Jump. There's been like a like, oh, he had to unlearn on pack all this. He was like, oh, guess what? Not doing that. Right? Their work. And then like his best friends like men that that secretary's really NT man, you need holidays, like, sir, we are married. Okay. I don't know where you're getting this from, but it needs to cut out right now. McGill. So Jack is like, oh, wait, squirrel spots, land mine in the past ahead of them, which I'm dislike breath. The stress this. I did not see that shit. Like I had to rewind a little bit like what the fuck is. Oh, oh, yeah, you know. And Jack, he's like a started. Come up here, whatever. And they're like jackets, like up there doing war stuff like what's going on properties like, got lamb. I forget what you call it like a toll. He's like, so like thing. They have got a toe jam, sir. He's like, oh, no. No, we need to explode it. You know what I'm saying? We're gonna detonated. Everybody get back. So some plastic explosive in a fucking cigarette. And that's how they blew it up, which I'm just like. I thought there was like some sort of a fishing way to do that. Go ahead. No idea. We would just use the cigarettes in plastique like shit. I tell you this episode. I was like the Vietnam war and did not see. Well thought out, like none of this. None of this sounds like it was a good idea and nobody like Scott all the way through. Like I remember in history class them basically saying that. But I was like, this does not sound like a good idea at no point and so and say, hey, we shouldn't dog. Have you ever seen the camber nd. Vietnam war documentary? No. No? Okay. I haven't seen any Vietnam movies. I have all of that stuff like I just. This is a lie and I understand, but Kim burns such a great job with those things like hate to be that cliche person because I'm sure you've heard the kid merger so great, but you know, ROY is dead niggers. Great. Like the Michael Jordan of fucking documentary. You see the beginning always like fourteen hours of Vietnam, like who got on to watch and fourteen hours that's it was a day, what happened? You know? So he's a, I watched that and it's such a quagmire and such a nightmare and the politics around it and like how racism like motivated a lot of things and stuff like. Is is weird, but it put stuff like this into a respect of that I didn't have before. So now my, oh, these guys had no fucking idea what they were stepping into. They would like they didn't know necessarily why they needed to be over there. And then also they didn't know how unwinnable that war was. And I didn't know what to do like like even with the lottery. Imagine you just might minding your black as business and then your your name gets called. Your number gets called and then you're spent over there without any like is not a bootcamp. Somebody was learning how to learn boot duck bottles and bullet. I dunno, whatever you do a boot camp, you didn't do that us going to war now like in war, and you don't have a Jek give like other wars where it's like if we kill all of these people, then we will..
"vietnam" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"And I think it's because I was so fucking enraptured in the present day Pearson's that them going back to Vietnam. I just kept waiting on like a flash forward to like, okay, so how does Rando right now, and and when I realize I over not getting any of that, this is just jacks, like well, written back story or whatever. I was like, okay, so we're here now. And if felt like because of the ending which will get to if felt like we're coming back here and I don't know. My mom's thought we would just kinda get, okay, this is what happened in Nikki. This is kind of his war experience and then back to the few back to the present next week or whatever. So, but yes, it was well done stuff. So. Let's get into the breakdown. All right guys. So this joint stars with Jack in Vietnam, and they're playing Vietnam because Vietnam media after play that like seventies rock. SO playing Vietnam using and stuff. And we see Jack in uniform with a gun hopping on a helicopter being like we gotta go like, oh, getting dropped off and his and his, the guy in the back of the helicopters like, no, you gotta do that top secret government stuff. I was like, was Jack in black ups. Is that. Down this saddening leader shit like. But then he gets out and he walks over like through Vietnam, I camp and everything, and there's a guy who's burning. Like burning materials or something. And he turns around and he's like, hey, little brother something. And so at that point, we know like, oh, this is NICKY who also went to Vietnam and his jacket said, died in Vietnam. So I'm like, okay, he got to go see his brother somehow. I also did not realize this episode would be taking place backwards. So I was like, okay, so then what did they say to each other? And you don't know. You never find out. But you know, I did have many questions like, can you do that in or can I be like some I brother is like two towns over. Is it okay much hop a helicopter and go check them out. So I did want to know how they did that. So at this point it does do that. This is a slight trickery storyteller net. They're so great at because then it's like everything is what happened just before that. And so this one. Is Jack his platoon, I guess, is that what we're. I don't know. Okay, his war, his Apocalypse. Now, his friend. I don't know back his troop of people. He is a sergeant apparently staff sergeant. He's been promoted over the black dude named Donny Robinson who has been there twice as long ready or something. And Jack is like, yeah, I don't know why they promoted me to sergeant and I was like, yes, you do. You know. Roberson a him. I really good friends and they're walking through the jungle, whatever, and Jackson, all the military stuff. You know that you see in the movies where it's like, you know, squirrels soa. So check the rear look at our plane, whatever. And Roberson does things in every war movie. That means something bad happen to you starts talking about. We're going to get home and I said, no, no, no, no, adorable black people. Please never talk about what you go. Always same. I got a little girl named best it when I get back to Memphis, and I'm gonna tell you right now. I'm on hugger and I'm gonna marry as soon as I get my. Nope. Nope. You know, I did. Always the thing that whatever they say they want to do or going to miss always correlates with how they die or what they lose may. I can't to use my. I can't wait. I'm gonna tell you right now. I'm used as painless. That's what I'm telling you. So, yeah, he's like. Op plan? I'm gonna play baseball. I'm a d. go trial for the giants, and I'm gonna make the team and they're like Jack, like, nah. No, you can't do that or whatever, whatever, like you just full share jet Roberson right now. And if I don't make, I'm go to Pittsburgh and I'm gonna take this other players and I'm gonna take his wife, his house, his car, and I'm seeing you take Jackson, I believe that wanna see, you know..
"vietnam" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"The war it was a very short road from there to the involvement of half a million american troops in all these horrors of war that had lansdale also oppose so i think this is a perspective on the vietnam war that we have not had before and i think there is we can talk about this later i guess there's also some resonance uh for how we think about our strategic challenges today in the in the war on terrorism will said actually i want to talk about that now because it seems to me one of the most interesting things in the book is uh implicit argument throughout at that becomes an explicit argument at certain points that is about contemporary policy which is to say that the wave presents lansdale is view of vietnam is oriented toward what we would now call a sort of counterinsurgency model a building state institutions model a kind of you know what people would pejoratively calls statebuilding nationbuilding model and i don't view that as a pejorative no no but people people use it as a pejorative i i i'm serious tragedy that it's become a pejorative i'm sympathetic to it as well but it's it's not it's not a popular idea these days and so i guess my question is how much of this is is really a sort of history of a new a different way of thinking about vietnam and how much of it as you were writing it was really about how we should be thinking about iraq how we should be thinking about afghanistan uh and you because we also in our current politics have a certain dyke.
"vietnam" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"What vietnam showed people at the beginning of the war these lies that were told were seen as unusual and bat by the end of the war they were bad but they were not so unusual anymore and you know now we're in a situation as we know in which in in some way what politicians do what what our leaders do is neither unusual nor bad because we can all defined that i think i think differently so that the the cynicism is a problem it seems to me and it's at least partly vietnam because it corrodes our faith in government it also corrodes it seems to me or can corrode our faith and democracy because you have a sense that will nothing i do matter sir dern there's no point in trying to affect change because of this and i think vietnam at least has something to say about this i would also say very briefly that in terms of foreign policy which is another way to assess this that we should take away from vietnam and i'm not sure that we fully did with respect to our more recent interventions taking iraq and afghanistan in afghanistan in particular but maybe some others that um it's ultimately about politics and its of ultimately about politics in the place in question and you can have all the military firepower in the world is the united states of course does but as i suggested a moment ago if you don't have political stability in saigon and if the south vietnamese cannot on some level win their own fight at least substantially it isn't going to happen and of course there's a dilemma for the united states from the beginning the dilemma is how do you wager counterinsurgency that will involve using violence in the countryside when that use violence risks alienating the very people that you want to bring to the government side that was never slept but i thought the idea behind counterinsurgency is that was supposed to solve the problem that was a way of sugar squaring the circle the as you would win the hearts and minds woodland norton why not this power not art i certainly if we're gonna talk about alternative strategies.
"vietnam" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"About his new book the road not taken edward lansdale in the american experience in vietnam max boot is my guest today he's a senior fellow for national security studies of the council on foreign relations an author of the new book the road not taken edward lansdale in the american experience in vietnam so new york times bestseller seller already we have an excerpt of his book on our website on point radio dot org now max uh you were saying before the break that uh he a lot of cash aaa uh within the american government but your book traces the change in that when he uh ultimately came to be regarded as a bit of a crank coups advice wasn't uh welcome i want to play one clip of the united states president lyndon johnson a nineteen 65 announcing a major troop surged to vietnam after eleven years of war between the two countries and we can talk about whether this was the point where he began to lose influence i have today ordered to vietnam there our mobile division and certain other forces which will raise are fighting strength from seventy five thousand to one hundred and 25000 man almost immediately additional forces will be needed later and they will be sent as requested max was the moment when the us government scaled up the war dramatically the moment when they decided that what uh ed lansdale was talking about was to smallbore to be successful and they can actually occurred earlier than that i think the turning point uh was really 1963 uh one you had the military coup in south vietnam that overthrew note in gm that was in many ways that pivot point uh in the vietnam war because prior to that we had a bunch of advisors in in vietnam american troops were not find large in leading the the actual combat operations but after you had those em cu uh the stability in south vietnam all but collapsed one coup.
"vietnam" Discussed on The Moth
"It was in saigon the capital of south vietnam in at the end of the vietnam war i was fourteen at a time old enough to understand that south vietnam was facing a grim situation so vietnam was collapsing rapidly under the advancing force of north vietnam i could send the panic intelligency in the airport was buzzing with military airplanes vehicles push now but four might do brothers and i the only thing though was on our mind at the time was that we're going to america this was a dream coming to for us nine years before that our dad had die fighting ended the war in a year later a mom died in a traffic accident so the neighbors bought the three of us to an orphanage it was while living endorphin it that i came to the realization that the my brothers and i would not be an enormous education the we didn't have parents like briggler kit to provide for us to us to give givers our futures but our futures were unknown uncertain as the oldest child of the three i took over the reason the pierre and responsibilities fall into vietnamese tradition so as a seven your perrine i worry del lost a lot for the seven years we were living in the orphanage i constantly worried about how i'm going to take care of my brothers how we are going to survive in a land that even ordinary people were having a tough time because of the war.
"vietnam" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"So as i watch this i think it's inevitable not to come away with just the feeling that it resonates today the the echoes of exactly policy decisions and the way we make decisions pre nine eleven when there was a period of general peace before war was thrust upon us i think it would have seemed more like an academic exercise when the biggest foreign entanglement in our minds was an noriega or some other caribbean islands airstrip right but now it just seems so much more present i completely agree i you know we we decided to make the time and two thousand sex and there was a time from the time on the vietnam war engines five through the first gulf war and the small little engagements that you're talking about that it seemed we had learned the lessons of vietnam may wouldn't get ourselves involved in a symmetrical warfare where we have to invade a foreign country that hasn't attacked us and we don't now for local people are fans are enemies and we're up against forces that we don't understand we don't speak the language must be for disaster it did seem that we had been humbled enough by vietnam that we wouldn't do that again and in fact the military had pretty much promised itself it wouldn't do that again and they tied to learn lessons of vietnam and learn lessons as we're never going to find a word like that again we're gonna learn how we're what we were good at conventional war and we are going to get even better at that and ran have inobound tear army and we're going to basically being control we're not gonna let the press on around without any controls on them and they managed to do that very successfully through the first gulf war.
"vietnam" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"But we've got to come to terms with what actually happened and realize that the vietnamese by the way are having the same divisions because they haven't been able to fully integrate the people who were part of the south and they now have to deal with an even bigger thing is they been told it's the glorious people's victories singular people right but we ask them questions about themselves they reveal things that their government hasn't even admitted the the atrocity the murder the massacre of three thousand citizens after the ted offensive in the retreat from way and we've got their own soldiers saying that this happened and so all of a sudden they're seeing in hearing a different narrative than the collective singular narrative you feel like the vietnamese people of today the high school student up today in vietnam when you're taught the vietnam war do they but they told they want it oh yeah i mean they they've learned in their parades in their glorious victories but i think they beginning i mean we made a vietnamese translation and it's been downloaded millions of times in in vietnam and and you have to remember that when the war happened is a country of thirty million they lost three million people three million people we think 58000 is intolerable in a gigantic country so everybody knows somebody there's an uncle or a grandpa that's missing in every single family so it's coming down and yet no one's told the individual stories of what happened they've never say i got had their catharsis like this is everything that we've been having cathartic vietnam moments frankly we still have we are still having a minutes a very important one and i'm really thrilled that the film has now contributed to people saying you know my father in law.
"vietnam" Discussed on KOMO
"The ap has given you gps coordinates were where did fisher purchase out of the water no they haven't built one yet that we know of what we do know is this is insane link complicated much like the contraptions me by baen villa charlie harger komo news one take another look at the vietnam war of wilt couples brian calvert reports of wellknown fainter filmmaker is helping you do just that he's taken us back in time for a look at baseball arguably a topic many like to talk about but can burns newest project is on a subject some would rather forget the vietnam war unfortunately our leaders have been telling everybody that you know everything was hunky dory good evening my fellow americans i believe that one of the re for the division about vietnam is at many americans have lost confidence in with their government has called them about our policy is fraud in the north and south first 10part eighteen our look at the vietnam war vermeer's sunday on the yes i think because it didn't turn out so well for us a lot of us buried our heads in the sand and and actually didn't talk and didn't think and didn't consider what had happened in vietnam he says decades later there's a different perspective to consider but to get there he says he fears had to remind us that this war was and still is a taboo topic for some it's no accident that the ten teen our series begins with a highly decorated marine talking about coming home from vietnam was nearly as dramatic as the word self and that he and his wife had been friends with another couple for twelve years before the wives discovered that both their husbands had been marines in vietnam because it was something you just didn't talk about and he he said it was like living in a family with an alcoholic father sh we don't talk about that and the continued in people suddenly coming forward veterans people who oppose the were willing to sort of speak about it and speak about it from the perspective that those years have given to them and are willing to bear witness to their experiences and and we try to listen to those and also we had extraordinary access to vietnam itself not just the country not just its archives which have never been seen before but to the people.
"vietnam" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"Yes we when we had uh this guy kirk colonel colonel reader on who is a pilot vietnam he flew cobras vietnam second deployment but those guys those pilots vietnam the helicopter pilots vietnam's they did not they knew they were going to take rounds they just went anyways they were bad apples the same are c wilson blackpool business will especially were just unbelievable going on sir they were just bad as do demand and i told you at onestorey dni both at one chopper all work so kinda pinned down behind this rice daikin were getting some pretty heavy fire from the tree lines so we calling for closer support in sasebo she also were getting up shooting get back down sixty and we're getting kinda low on animal to accept the seawalls will he's had an most agency will seek a kick off to us when it came in so the sea will come in we can hear the roeder wobble or while when the c wolves were doing they were the greatest when they weren't doing a close air support that do ceiops that these great big speakers and so we hear this one seawolf coming in behind this were still shooting everything also now the clearblue sky sworn in god you hear this we are their godse hellfire and we bring you flyer affect the market went over had hit the treeline and they either had a fifty or a mini gun on one side of the sea wolf.