Vietnam War

Vietnam War - Drugs in the Military

August 20, 1970 – The Vietnam War And The Military’s Little Dope Problem –

August 20, 1970 – NBC Nightly News (audio edition) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 20, 1970 – Front and center for this August 20th was the growing concern over drug use by the Military in Vietnam. The Pentagon had sent a task force out to see if the...

USS Maddox - Gulf Of Tonkin

August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...

Vietnam War - 1967 -

February 22, 1967 – Vice-President Humphrey Discusses Vietnam – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As 1966 turned into 1967 the war in Vietnam, initially considered a quick-in/quick-out military action, was turning into something considerably more complicated and protracted. With assessments coming from The Pentagon that this war could drag on for at least another 10 years was a sobering concept, which...

U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge with General Khan

February 20, 1965 – Vietnam: Attempted Overthrow – Days Of Intrigue.

We gotta ask: Become a Patron! One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA help), against troops loyal to Military strongman and Vietnamese...

McGeorge Bundy - 1966

February 1966 – McGeorge Bundy – Report Card On Vietnam – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, giving his assessment of the then-current state of affairs in Southeast Asia and a report card on our military involvement during this episode of Meet The Press. It was broadcast on February 20, 1966. McGeorge Bundy was appointed as National Security Advisor...

Being A Teenager In 1965

It’s April 1965 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You’re In High School – Your Attention Span Went On Vacation And Didn’t Tell You.

KRLA – Dick Biondi – April 14, 1965 – Mike Devich Collection – Consider this: No. It’s not just you – the whole world is having a hard time concentrating. There’s a lot going on – and depending on what age you are, it’s either really-really good or really-really bad....

Dean Rusk - Secretary Of State - 1968

January 4, 1968 – A Dean Rusk News Conference –

A little is worth a whole lot: Become a Patron! Secretary of State Dean Rusk, giving a news conference on January 4, 1968. Giving a detailed break down of the previous years events involving the State Department, Rusk discusses our ever-expanding role in Vietnam as well as developments in Southeast...

Vietnam - October 1963

October 31, 1963 – Vietnam: Victory Just Months Away – Detroit Bookies Told To Ease Up – Russian Diplomats Shown The Door

Become a Patron! October 31, 1963 – A day for cautious optimism. A rumor that our Vietnam excursion was slated to be over “within two months”, according to General Paul Harkins, the U.S. Military commander in South Vietnam. Harkins said in a report published in Tokyo earlier in the morning,...

October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...