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Hither and Yon

Has it been 50 years? Remembering the Tet, the Blue House raid and North Korea’s capture of the Pueblo

By World Tribune on January 23, 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia ― How quickly we forget. Memories, dates and events fade away, only to be revived on anniversaries. A lot of historical events are barely recalled.

I was in a country named “South” Vietnam 50 years ago when North Vietnamese and Viet  Read More 
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‘People!’ — by Sol W. Sanders — a journalistic tapestry

By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
Correspondents by the time they reach a certain age may look back on an extraordinary range of people encountered in odd situations and settings. We all have stories to tell, uniquely our own, rich and varied, few more so than Sol Sanders, who spent years in capitals ranging from  Read More 
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Betraying our allies: Lessons unlearned by less-than-compassionate foreign policy liberals

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
SAIGON — It’s become fashionable among intellectuals from left and right to talk about the Vietnam War in terms of “lessons learned.”
Better yet, critics of U.S. policy write and talk about “lessons not learned.” One of the latter emailed asking me to tell  Read More 
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Don't Repeat the Mistakes of Vietnam

OPINION, Wall Street Journal

By DONALD KIRK
Updated April 28, 2005 12:01 a.m. ET
HO CHI MINH CITY -- Being back in old Saigon 30 years after it fell conjures up an almost otherworldly image. Maybe it's all those bright red flags with the yellow stars that brings memories to one who lived and worked here for  Read More 
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