Tagged: North Vietnam

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...

Demonstrations in Rome - 1969

March 2, 1969 – World Amok With Hot-Spots – View From The International Press

  March 2, 1969 – NET – World Press Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 2, 1969 – Not that America had more than it’s fair share of issues and problems to deal with, seems the entire world was either in a state of demonstration or verging n...

U.S. Military force - 1972

National Security And Military Power – 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR – National Security Hearings – Military Power – June 4, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the early 1970s, with our military strength drained through a protracted Vietnam war, our Foreign Policy was brought into question and the whole issue of breakdowns in negotiations between nations, eventually...

Robert McNamara News Conf. Aug. 6, 1964

August 6, 1964 – A McNamara News Conference – View From The Pentagon

Robert McNamara News Conference – August 6, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara held a news conference on August 6, 1964 to update news media on the rapidly-escalating situation in Vietnam. After the initial incident, and U.S. retaliation, there were no reports of additional...

Henry Kissinger

“We Believe. . .That Peace Is At Hand” – Henry Kissinger – October 26, 1972

Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War...

Summers Of Discontent – July 1966

Summers Of Discontent – July 1966

  – ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – Week Ending July 24, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The phrase “Long, Hot Summer” was destined to become a yearly occurrence by 1966. Since 1964, when Harlem in New York erupted, Summer came to mean a time of...

The Gloomy Message From Saigon – July 20, 1965

The Gloomy Message From Saigon – July 20, 1965

– WCBS News + CBS World News Roundup – July 20, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago today, we were looking at a Summer awash with gloomy reports, agitated people and uncertain times. After a whirlwind 5-day fact-finding tour of South Vietnam, Defense Secretary McNamara boarded...

Making The Case For War – June 30, 1966

Making The Case For War – June 30, 1966

  . . . LBJ – Address In Omaha, Nebraska – June 30, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hot on the heels of Robert McNamara‘s announcement the day before of stepped up air raids over North Vietnam, President Johnson went on the road to make the sales pitch, this...

Boat People - escape from Vietnam

May 11, 1975 – The New Phrase In Our Lexicon: Boat People.

May 11th came on a Sunday in 1975. And as is always the case, Sunday is reserved for recapping the main news stories of the week. The week ending May 11th in 1975 was particularly auspicious because it represented the ending of two major events in history; the 30th anniversary...