vietnam war

Ex-Pentagon Chief Laird Dies, Advocated ‘Vietnamization’ Policy

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Nov 17 – Melvin Laird, who as defense secretary under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 helped extricate U.S. forces from the morass of the Vietnam War in a policy he dubbed “Vietnamization,” has died at age 94. His death was confirmed by the Richard Nixon Foundation on Wednesday. Laird,

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Obama to Asians Worried About U.S. Election: It’s Going To Be OK

By Matt Spetalnick HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, May 25  – U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party’s nominee. “I think other people sometimes look at

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Obama Weighs Historic Decision on Whether to Lift Vietnam Arms Ban

By David Brunnstrom, Lesley Wroughton and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, May 9 – U.S. President Barack Obama is considering whether to lift a three-decade-old arms embargo on Vietnam, U.S. officials say, as he weighs calls to forge closer military ties with Hanoi against concerns over its poor human rights record. The debate within the U.S. administration

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