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AI Trained on Moon Craters Is Helping Find Unexploded Bombs From the Vietnam War

There’s still no completely safe and surefire method for locating unexploded ordinance after a war is over, but researchers at Ohio State University have found a way to harness image processing algorithms, powered by machine learning, to study satellite imagery and locate hot spots where UXO are likely to be located.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Satellite Imagery, Vietnam War, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Bombs, Uxo, Ohio State University

An Army Doctor’s First Loss of the Vietnam War: The Woman He Loved

He met her while doing rounds at the hospital where they both worked. Within months, he received orders to report for basic training.
Tags: News, Vietnam, Vietnam War, United States Defense and Military Forces, Love (Emotion, Dating and Relationships, Nineteen Hundred Sixties

POTD: M16 and M1 Garand

Photo Of The Day – We travel back in time to 1964 for some Apocalypse Now feeling. The main firearm here is the M16, which looks fresh out of the crate. But you can also see some M1 Garands. In short, the M16 in 5.56×45 mm was being introduced, and the Garand in 30-06 was […] Read More … The post POTD: M16 and M1 Garand appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Vietnam War, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M1 Garand, Honor Guard, M16, John Garand

An Old Army Myth That Went Unchallenged for Too Long

A Times reporter explains how he started investigating a gulf war-era tale of artillery superiority and its questionable origins.
Tags: News, Iraq, Vietnam War, Times, Defense Department, Iraqi Army, United States Army, United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001-, Cluster Munitions

Ross Perot’s Forgotten Mission During the Vietnam War

Ross Perot spent December 1969 collecting postcards. As the 1960’s came to a close, Americans, whatever their political orientation, were weary – riots in the cities, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and RFK, seismic changes in the culture and 47,752 and counting Americans dead in Vietnam. Ross Perot’s politics were conservative, and he had observed with growing distaste the antics of the Vietnam War protest movement, which had grown militant in 1969. It represented everything that ...
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Ward Just, 84, Dies; Ex-Journalist Found Larger Truths in Fiction

After covering the Vietnam War and Washington, Mr. Just turned to writing novels that probed American society.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Vietnam War, Just, Ward, Books and Literature, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers

Uncovering My Father’s Vietnam Service Through the Things He Carried

Before he died, my father never talked about his time in the military. Now I’m trying to put the pieces together using the clues he left behind.
Tags: News, Veterans, Vietnam War, O'Brien, United States Defense and Military Forces, Tim (1946-

Aaron Eckhart Enlists for Vietnam War Thriller Ambush

Aaron Eckhart enlists for Vietnam thriller Ambush According to Deadline, Aaron Eckhart has enlisted in the Vietnam War thriller Ambush, marking the second war drama the actor has starred in following his stint in Roland Emmerich’s Midway, which released earlier this month. RELATED: Amazon Orders Lord of the Rings Season 2 Early Per the report, the film is “based on the true story of a deadly high-stakes subterranean mission into enemy controlled territory.” Eckhart will portray Captain Drumm...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, World War Ii, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Aaron Eckhart, Roland Emmerich, Drummond, Eckhart, Midway, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ambush, Drummon, Robert Towne David Fincher Mark Earl Burman, Anthony Standberry

Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

The 81-year-old actress was charged with unlawful demonstration and was later released on her own recognizance, Capitol Police said.
Tags: News, Global Warming, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Dc, Vietnam War, Demonstrations, Jane Fonda, Capitol Police, Alexandria, Greta, Naomi, Jane, Fonda, Klein, United States Politics and Government

Walk, Run, Cha-Cha

Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.
Tags: News, California, Dancing, Vietnam War, PAUL, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Los Angeles (Calif, Marriages, Love (Emotion, Walk Run Cha Cha, Millie Cao

Buttigieg Doubles Down On Trump’s Vietnam Deferment: He Faked ‘Disabled Status’

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg doubled down on his assertion that President Donald Trump faked a bone spurs diagnosis to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War. “There is no question, I think to any reasonable observer, that the President found a way to falsify a disabled status, taking advantage of his privileged status, in order to avoid serving,” Buttigieg told ABC’s Martha Raddatz in an interview aired Sunday on “This Week.” The mayor said he was pos...
Tags: News, Abc, Washington Post, Afghanistan, The New York Times, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Donald Trump, Trump, Martha Raddatz, Robert Costa, Navy Reserve, Kyle Griffin, Buttigieg, 2020 Elections, Pete Buttigieg

Peace With Honor: What Vietnam Can Teach Us About How to Leave Afghanistan

President Richard Nixon promised Americans that the Paris Peace Accords ending the Vietnam War would bring “peace with honor.” They brought neither, and it now appears that the Afghan War is headed for a similar denouement. The Paris Accords required the United States to withdraw its military forces from South Vietnam within sixty days, but…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, History, Afghanistan, Ideas, United States, Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, South Vietnam, Paris Accords, Paris Peace Accords

Secretive Group of Elite Scientists Saved From Pentagon Budget Cuts at the Last Minute

The Jason Group, an advisory panel of scientists and academics that have conducted studies for the Pentagon since 1960, might not be dissolving after all. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has stepped in to keep the group alive until January 2020.Read more...
Tags: Science, War, US military, Darpa, Pentagon, Vietnam War, DOE, Jason, Dod, Mitre, NNSA, National Nuclear Security Administration, MITRE Corporation, Jason Group

Ly Tong, Vietnamese Pilot Who Hijacked Planes to Fight Communism, Dies at 74

A South Vietnam Air Force veteran, Mr. Ly Tong dropped leaflets over Ho Chi Minh City in 1992 and 2000. His actions made him a hero to many Vietnamese refugees.
Tags: News, Veterans, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Demonstrations, Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Deaths (Obituaries, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam, Ly Tong, South Vietnam Air Force

Critic’s Pick: Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

The war and its human toll had a profound impact on artists addressing the turbulent times. The personal and political meet in a poignant show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Tags: Art, News, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Leon, Philip, Chung, Tiffany, Carl, Andre, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golub, Politics And Government, Washington (DC, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Guston

At War: Why Tim O’Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us’

The acclaimed author of “The Things They Carried” talked to The Times about writing for Season 3 and how an all-volunteer military force changed the public’s perception of war.
Tags: Television, News, Veterans, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Times, Dan, Tim O'Brien, Fogelman, Draft and Recruitment (Military, This Is Us (TV Program

Cozy Up to U.S., Vietnam Tells North Korea. Look What It Did for Us.

Calling on old ties with North Korea, the Vietnamese suggest that Kim Jong-un could benefit from their approach of holding China at bay while courting the United States.
Tags: News, North Korea, China, Kim Jong-un, Vietnam War, International Relations, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, Hanoi (Vietnam, Vietnam Tells North Korea

Vietnam Summit Hosts Offer North Korea a Model: Cozy Up to the U.S.

Calling on old ties with North Korea, the Vietnamese suggest that Kim Jong-un could benefit from their approach of holding China at bay while courting the United States.
Tags: News, North Korea, China, Kim Jong-un, Vietnam, Vietnam War, International Relations, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, Hanoi (Vietnam

Kim Jong-un Arrives in Vietnam, for a Visit About More Than Trump

Political and historical symbolism will lie just below the surface as the North Korean leader visits Vietnam for a summit with President Trump.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Trump, Kim Jong, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Donald J, Hanoi (Vietnam, Halong Bay (Vietnam

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Adds Jonathan Majors

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods adds Jonathan Majors Jonathan Majors has joined Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno and Delroy Lindo in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, a Vietnam War drama produced by Netflix centered around a group of men returning to the jungle to reclaim their innocence, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(functio...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam War, Chadwick Boseman, Lee, ComingSoon, Bloods, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Danny Bilson, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee Talks BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown, Da 5 Bloods

‘Napalm Girl’ Kim Phuc Receives Prize for Peace Work

Kim Phuc was nine when a South Vietnamese plane dropped napalm bombs on her village, believing it harbored enemy North Vietnamese troops.
Tags: News, Vietnam War, Kim Phuc

At War: The Secret History of a Vietnam War Airstrike Gone Terribly Wrong

An 1968 investigative report obtained by The Times offers new details into one of the Vietnam War’s worst friendly-fire incidents.
Tags: News, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Times, Military Aircraft, United States Defense and Military Forces, Bombs and Explosives

news analysis: Is This the Right Way to End a War?

Many experts worry that the U.S. is repeating the mistakes of Vietnam in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Defense Department, Right Way, United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001-, Khalilzad, Zalmay, Eikenberry, Karl W

Charles Kettles, Who Rescued Dozens of Troops in Vietnam, Dies at 89

“A soldier who was there said, ‘That day, Major Kettles became our John Wayne.’ With all due respect to John Wayne, he couldn’t do what Chuck Kettles did.”
Tags: News, John Wayne, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Charles S, Kettles, Medal of Honor (US, Chuck Kettles

Protest songs and the spirit of America [playlist]

In a rare television interview, Jimi Hendrix appeared on a network talk show shortly after his historic performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. When host Dick Cavett asked the guitarist about the “controversy” surrounding his wild, feedback-saturated version of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Hendrix gently demurred.His performance wasn’t “unorthodox,” he protested. “I thought it was beautiful.”But Hendrix’s ominous, bombs-bursting version of our national anthem, in fact, would be interpreted...
Tags: Books, Music, Politics, Featured, White House, America, History, Jimi Hendrix, United States, Bob Dylan, Civil Rights, Ferguson, Protest Songs, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Dick Cavett

Vietnam’s Sad Hunt: 300,000 Missing Souls

Decades after the war with America ended, Vietnamese families continue to search for the remains of their kin who are still missing in action.
Tags: News, America, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Economic Conditions and Trends, Hanoi (Vietnam, Missing In Action, Hue (Vietnam, Yen Bai (Vietnam

Nonfiction: The Disaster That Was the Vietnam War

Max Hastings’s “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” condemns all sides for corruption, cynicism and outright cruelty.
Tags: News, Vietnam War, Max, Hastings, Max Hastings, Books and Literature, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy (Book

What This Is Us Gets Right and Wrong About the Vietnam War, According to an Expert

Through patriarch Jack Pearson's eyes, the horrific war is revisited
Tags: Television, News, Uncategorized, Vietnam War, Onetime, Jack Pearson

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response in Vietnam War, Cables Show

In 1968, a top American military commander wanted to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam to prevent defeat in a key battle. President Johnson refused.
Tags: News, Nuclear Weapons, Vietnam, Johnson, Vietnam War, Westmoreland, South Vietnam, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, William C, United States Defense and Military Forces, Classified Information and State Secrets, Cold War Era, Lyndon Baines

Did Senator Richard Blumenthal Misrepresent His Military Service?

The Connecticut Democrat admitted making false and misleading claims about his military service record but insisted he had "misspoken."
Tags: News, Connecticut, Vietnam War, Richard Blumenthal, Brett Kavanaugh