Tag Archives: Vietnam

Communist Chinese threaten Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is visiting Vietnam to discuss how to respond to the actions of an “increasingly assertive China” in the region (Thom Shanker, “In Vietnam, Gates Faces Balancing Act With Assertive China,” New York Times, 10 October 2010): Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates landed on Sunday in Vietnam, where the narrative of […]

America's "Other War" exceeds Vietnam conflict in length

The war in Afghanistan, dubbed America’s “Other War”, is now the longest war in U.S. history, “surpassing the conflict in Vietnam. 103 months passed between passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the withdrawal of the last American combat forces from Vietnam. As of [June 7th], the Afghanistan war is 104 months old.” Read […]