In July 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson sent two of his principal advisers, Clark Clifford and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, to Australia and New Zealand with an urgent mission. Protests were raging in American streets and on university campuses. Hawks and doves were battling in Washington. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was heading toward resignation, an admission that his Vietnam policy had failed.
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North Korea threatened on Sunday to sink a US aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it “blindly” followed its American ally.
The latest warnings from Pyongyang came as two Japanese navy ships joined the American supercarrier strike group for exercises in the western Pacific. Tiếp tục đọc
VNY – 8 thg 1, 2017
Tuy vừa rồi tàu sân bay TQ đã đột phá chuỗi đảo thứ nhất nhưng Trung Quốc vẫn đang bị bao vây trong hàng trăm căn cứ của Mỹ.
VNY – Sep 9, 2016
Trang mạng Bộc Phong Quân Sự của Trung Quốc hôm 15/8 bàn luận rằng nếu đại chiến nổ ra có ít nhất 7 nước sẵn sàng cho cuộc chiến với họ.
NCBĐ – Thứ năm, 05 Tháng 11 2015 10:15
Có 2 lý do lý giải tại sao Việt Nam nên được đặt ưu tiên trong chính sách đối ngoại của Úc: Thứ nhất, Úc là cường quốc bậc trung cần phải đa dạng hóa các mối quan hệ. Thứ hai, giống như Việt Nam, Úc phải tìm cách quản lý, kiểm soát quan hệ với cả Mỹ và Trung Quốc vì những lý do lịch sử, kinh tế và chiến lược.
For Aussies and New Zealanders, the Battle of Long Tan is the highlight of their wartime experience in Viet Nam, a singular event in which an outnumbered force of ANZAC infantry and artillery held off more than 1500 Viet Cong, inflicting serious casualties while suffering relatively few casualties of their own. Over the years, Vietnamese authorities have quietly permitted groups of Australian and New Zealand veterans to return on special occasions to commemorate the battle at the site near the beach resort town of Vung Tau. This year, the event threatened to balloon out of proportion and the Vietnamese cancelled their authorization at the last minute, later amending the decision to permit a much smaller event as had been the practice in the past. The situation has stirred considerable comment, not unlike the controversy surrounding the appointment of former Sen. Bob Kerrey to be Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the new Fulbright University Vietnam. Kerrey, who eventually admitted his role as a U.S. Navy Seal in the killing of more than a dozen Vietnamese women, children, and old men in a nighttime raid intended to wipe out suspected Viet Cong, has said he does not intend to step down from his appointment despite the controversy. Tiếp tục đọc
by Chris Flynn
We have just passed through a major pivot of history. As is often the case, even when we know great changes are coming, we don’t always see them until we’re on the other side. While we still have a way to go, the axis of this particular pivot is now just behind us. Tiếp tục đọc
by cogitASIA Staff • September 2, 2015
By James Wallar
CogitASIA – The U.S. administration’s rebalance toward Asia is fundamental to U.S. economic, commercial, and security interests and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the fulcrum for the economic pivot. Although facing headwinds typical in the end game of trade negotiations, the smart money is on the TPP delivering the most advanced trade agreement ever. Tiếp tục đọc