17 Năm Trong Các Trại Cải Tạo – Hồi ký KALE

Giới Thiệu Về Tác Giả KALE:

  • Tên thật là Lê Anh Kiệt
  • Sinh năm 1945, đã trãi qua gần như cả tuổi trẻ trong chiến tranh và tù đày.
  • Không có tham vọng viết văn chỉ viết để diển tả những suy nghĩ, những quan sát về thân phận mình và vận mạng đất nước sau những biến đổi thăng trầm của lịch sử.
  • Tốt nghiệp trường Đại Học Khoa Học Sài Gòn, từng làm giáo sư Toán Lý Hoá đệ nhị cấp tại các trường trung học tư thục như Nguyễn Bá Tòng (Sài Gòn và Gia Định), Hoàng Gia Huệ (Trung Chánh), Khiết Tâm (Biên Hoà), Trần Hưng Đạo (Tổng Tham Mưu).
  • Phục vụ tại Phủ Đặc Ủy Trung Ương Tình Báo VNCH.
  • Sau ngày 30 tháng 4 năm 1975, đi tù cải tạo của cho đến năm 1992.
  • Sang Mỹ năm 1993 và hiện định cư ở tiểu bang Indiana.
  • Về hưu từ năm 2012

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Vietnam War in photos, Part III: Hands of a Nation

Part I: Early Years and Escalation
Part II: Losses and Withdrawal
Part III: Hands of a Nation

The Atlantic, Alan Taylor, Apr 1, 2015
26 Photos

The photojournalist Eddie Adams, who covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press, not only captured the action and chaos but took the time to get up close to the Vietnamese people whenever he could. In 1968, he undertook a project called “Hands of a Nation,” taking intimate photos of the hands of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Their hands were busy doing so many things then: reaching out for medicine, grasping weapons, straining against bindings, soothing, praying, rebuilding. Adams photographed hands young and old, belonging to the healthy and the wounded, the living and the dead.
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Vietnam War in photos, Part II: Losses and Withdrawal

Part I: Early Years and Escalation
Part II: Losses and Withdrawal
Part III: Hands of a Nation

The Attlantic, Alan Taylor, Mar 31, 2015.
50 Photos

Early in 1968, North Vietnamese troops and the Viet Cong launched the largest battle of the Vietnam War, attacking more than 100 cities simultaneously with more than 80,000 fighters. After brief losses, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces regained lost territory, and dealt heavy losses to the North. Tactically, the offensive was a huge loss for the North, but it marked a significant turning point in public opinion and political support, leading to a drawdown of U.S. troop involvement, and eventual withdrawal in 1973. This photo essay, part two of a three-part series, covers the war years between 1968 and 1975.

Warning: Several of these photographs are graphic in nature.

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  • A young South Vietnamese woman covers her mouth as she stares into a mass grave where victims of a reported Viet Cong massacre were being exhumed near Dien Bai village, east of Hue, in April of 1969. The woman’s husband, father, and brother had been missing since the Tet Offensive, and were feared to be among those killed by Communist forces.

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Vietnam War in photos, Part I: Early Years and Escalation

Part I: Early Years and Escalation
Part II: Losses and Withdrawal
Part III: Hands of a Nation

The Atlantic, Alan Taylor, Mar 30, 2015.
46 Photos

Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They were the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight. The U.S. had been providing aid and advisors to the South since the 1950s, slowly escalating operations to include bombing runs and ground troops. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in the country, fighting alongside South Vietnamese soldiers as they faced both a conventional army and a guerrilla force in unforgiving terrain. Each side suffered and inflicted huge losses, with the civilian populace suffering horribly. Based on widely varying estimates, between 1.5 and 3.6 million people were killed in the war. This photo essay, part one of a three-part series, looks at the earlier stages of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, as well as the growing protest movement, between the years 1962 and 1967.

Warning: Several of these photographs are graphic in nature.

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21 Iconic Photos of the Vietnam War

An American 1st Air Cavalry Skycrane helicopter, during Operation Pegasus in Vietnam in 1968, delivering ammunition and supplies into a US Marine outpost besieged by North Vietnamese troops at the forward base of Khe Sanh. (Larry Burrows—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images).


See 21 Iconic Photos of the Vietnam War

TIME Photo
Apr 30, 2015

It has been 40 years since the spring day when the last U.S. helicopters lifted up and, shortly after, the North Vietnamese army entered Saigon, deciding a conflict that had raged for years. News photographs from the time showed the world what was going on, from a country full of death in all its gruesome forms to peaceful protests across the ocean. Despite their age, those images have not lost their impact. Continue reading “21 Iconic Photos of the Vietnam War”

1965-1975 Another Vietnam: Unseen images of the war from the winning side


Activists meet in the Nam Can forest, wearing masks to hide their identities from one another in case of capture and interrogation. From here in the mangrove swamps of the Mekong Delta, forwarding images to the North was difficult. “Sometimes the photos were lost or confiscated on the way,” said the photographer.

Image: Vo Anh Khanh/Another Vietnam/National Geographic Books

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Vietnam marks 50 years since U.S. massacre at My Lai

QUANG NGAI, Vietnam (Reuters) – Vietnam marked 50 years since the My Lai massacre on Friday in a memorial ceremony at the site of the killings that was attended by survivors of the massacre, their families, and around 60 U.S. Vietnam War veterans and anti-war activists.

Performers take part during the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in My Lai village, Vietnam March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

American soldiers killed 504 people on March 16, 1968, in Son My, a collection of hamlets between the central Vietnamese coast and a ridge of misty mountains, in an incident known in the West as the My Lai Massacre.

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Cựu binh Mỹ và 23 năm đi hàn gắn vết thương chiến tranh

04/03/2018 11:32 GMT+7
TTOCùng thời điểm sự kiện tàu sân bay Mỹ USS Carl Vinson đến Đà Nẵng, một cựu binh Mỹ lặng lẽ sắp xếp cho một nhóm 40 cựu binh Mỹ đi dọc Việt Nam 17 ngày để tìm hiểu về chất độc da cam và bom mìn còn sót lại.
Cựu binh Mỹ và 23 năm đi hàn gắn vết thương chiến tranh - Ảnh 1.

Chuck Searcy trò chuyện với các chuyên gia rà phá bom mìn người Việt ở Quảng Trị – Ảnh: NVCC

“Chuyến thăm không phải để ôn lại những ký ức đau thương mà là hàn gắn lại những vết thương chưa lành” – Chuck Searcy, một cựu binh Mỹ 73 tuổi, nói.

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Explosion kills 2 kids, destroys 7 houses in northern Vietnam

By Ba Do, Pham Du   January 3, 2018 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Explosion kills 2 kids, destroys 7 houses in northern Vietnam

The explosion left a three-meter deep pit at the site. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

The incident happened at a scrap facility in a residential area where many warheads have been found.

An explosion took place early Wednesday in Bac Ninh Province, killing two children, aged one and five, and leaving six others injured, said local officials.

The incident, which destroyed seven houses and unroofed another 10, took place at a scrap facility in a residential area in Yen Phong District, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) northeast of Hanoi.

All what’s left of the facility is now a three-meter deep pit.

The explosion was caused by explosives of unknown origin stored at the facility, said the provincial chair Nguyen Tu Quynh based on preliminary investigation.

Police and soldiers are at the scene rescuing people still stuck under the rubble as well as clearing the site.

Nguyen Van Tuan and his family, who live 30 meters from the scrap facility, were woken up at around 4:30 a.m. to deafening sounds of the explosion as the ground shook, houses collapsed and warheads rained down.

“I run away with my wife and children, stepping over warheads. Only around 1 kilometer away from the scene, there were no more warheads, Tuan said.”

Authorities estimate that the explosion could be felt as far as 5 kilometers from the scene.

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