A new book explores a legendary advisor who may have had the secret to success in Vietnam — and in winning today’s forever war.
Edward Lansdale’s most successful covert operations may have been crafting his own reputation.
America has no greater friend than Britain. Or had.
Coffee as the conduit for memories of a military career
The United States is creating problems in Asia by offering to mediate Vietnam’s tensions with China.
The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.
Our propensity to see the world in terms of good and evil might be described as a shared, though ill-defined, moral conviction so strong that it blinds leaders to the complex motives, interests, and perspectives of other actors.
Until the majority of people in this country agree to close ranks when the nation goes to war, the memories of Vietnam will linger.
Thus far I’ve held off, because I didn’t want to get in the way of Charles Krohn’s reviews.
Despite striving for nuance, episode 9 favors those who opposed the war more than those who fought it.
This episode is mostly about My Lai and Kent State. I abstain from commenting.
While unfit to comment on the wild student riots that dominate much of Episode 7, I think their importance is overplayed — hugely visual, of course, but overplayed.