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Archive for the category “Vietnam War”

JFK: a legend in his own time

The best thing about JFK was his willingness to learn from mistakes (Bay of Pigs) and what would he have done re Vietnam?

From HNN

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Nixon’s biggest crime was far worse than Watergate

http://hnn.us/articles/nixons-biggest-crime-was-far-far-worse-watergate

Nixon’s actions to ensure no peace deal before the 1968 election and then ordered a burglary prior to watergate:

“There was a lot to anger Americans, including (1) interference with a U.S. presidential election (2) by a foreign government (3) that more than 30,000 Americans had died defending (4) and in whose defense hundreds of thousands of other American soldiers were then risking their lives. This interference (5) involved sabotaging peace talks aimed at producing a settlement that would allow those American soldiers to come home. Add to that the evidence that (6) this sabotage had the secret encouragement of the presidential candidate (7) who profited from it politically in an election he won by less than 1 percent of the vote. This was a scandal that could have changed history, had it the government not kept it secret.”

Wow!

Australian War Memorial

https://www.awm.gov.au/

Excellent site for huge range of resources on Australia’s involvement in war and peacekeeping operations.

See the Wartime page for some journal articles. Easy to lose a couple of hours here!

(I think it also has the downloadable Official Histories of Australia’s wars)

Australians at War

Australians at War.

“Aussie Educator” – lots of links to ‘all’ wars Australia has fought in.

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