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  • Amy Shively Hawk Discusses emSix Years in the Hanoi Hiltonem
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    Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

    Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of Six…

    642 views
  • Max Boot Discusses emThe Road Not Takenem
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    The Road Not Taken

    Military historian Max Boot examined the impact that CIA officer Edward Lansdale had on American foreign policy and counterinsurgency tactics during the Vietnam War and in later military…

    1,641 views
  • US Marines and the Vietnam Wars Tet Offensive
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    U.S. Marines and the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive

    The Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive started 50 years ago on January 30, 1968, with Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces attacking more than 100 cities, towns and outposts across a broad swath…

    884 views
  • Vietnam Wars Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary
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    Vietnam War's Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary

    A panel of historians looked back 50 years at the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, which started on January 30, 1968 as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces attacking more than 100 cities,…

    686 views
  • Hagel Brothers Reflect on Vietnam War Experiences
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    Chuck and Tom Hagel on the Vietnam War

    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his brother, Tom, served side by side during the Vietnam War. Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger interviewed the two brothers, who are the focus of…

    859 views
  • emSaigon  Target Zeroem
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    Saigon - Target Zero

    On January 30, 1968, North Vietnam launched surprise attacks across South Vietnam during the Vietnamese New Year holiday, known as TET. This was a twenty minute film shot and edited by…

    203 views
  • QA with Mark Bowden
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    Q&A with Mark Bowden

    Mark Bowden talked about his book, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, about one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

    2,595 views
  • emThis Time We Winem
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    This Time We Win

    Washington Times senior editorial writer James Robbins argues that the Tet Offensive was actually a failure for the North Vietnamese and that the U.S. media and left-wing academics created…

    696 views
  • Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War
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    Lessons Learned and Ignored from the Vietnam War

    Two former members of congress and two Vietnam War veterans discussed the topic, “Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored.” The National Archives and the U.S. Association of Former…

    306 views
  • Washington Journal David Rudenstine Discusses the History of the Pentagon Papers
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    David Rudenstine on the History of the Pentagon Papers

    David Rudenstine, author of the book The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case, discussed the history of the Pentagon Papers case and its relevance in the present.…

    493 views
  • Vietnam War TV Coverage
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    Vietnam War TV Coverage

    Journalists who covered the Vietnam War discussed the challenges they faced, their work conditions, TV network competition, and their relationships with military officers and soldiers.…

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  • Vietnam War Helicopters
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    Vietnam War Helicopters

    Members of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association talked about the helicopter’s role during the Vietnam War. The National Archives hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of…

    1,888 views
  • National Archives Display of Vietnam WarEra Helicopters
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    National Archives Display of Vietnam War-Era Helicopters

    Pilots talked about their experiences flying Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. Three of these helicopters were on display outside the National Archives' just-opened, first-ever…

    551 views
  • Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Speakers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Veterans Day ceremony in Washington, D.C., included former Defense Secretary and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and…

    1,551 views
  • Senator John McCain Reflects on Vietnam War Experience
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    Senator John McCain Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks about the 50th anniversary of his being shot down over North Vietnam as a Navy flier and the war’s impact on his life and the country. Senator McCain was…

    6,999 views
  • Forum Examines State of Vietnam War in 1967
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    State of the War in 1967

    Historians Mark Atwood Lawrence of the University of Texas at Austin and Lien-Hang Nguyen of Columbia University responded to viewer calls and tweets about the state of the Vietnam War in 1967,…

    509 views
  • emFantasylandem and emHue 1968em
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    Fantasyland and Hue 1968

    Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, and Mark Bowden, author of Hue 1968: A Turning Point in the Vietnam War, talked about their books. They spoke at the 2017…

    486 views
  • emThe Odyssey of Echo Companyem
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    The Odyssey of Echo Company

    Doug Stanton talked about his book The Odyssey of Echo Company, in which he looks at the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive through the eyes of forty men in the U.S. Army’s Echo Company. He was…

    229 views
  • emOn the Frontlines of the Television Warem
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    On the Frontlines of the Television War

    Cameraman Yasutsune Hirashiki talked about his work covering the Vietnam War for ABC News.

    270 views
  • Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans
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    Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans

    A panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discussed their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the…

    460 views
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