Tagged: North Vietnam

November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

Henry Kissinger

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

Part 1: Part 2: October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War in Vietnam was a real possibility. Amid rumors and reports of diplomatic movements, National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger finally held a news conference and announced that yes, peace was indeed at hand. The wave...

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...

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...

Vietnam - March 1975

March 20, 1975 – Writing On The Wall In Vietnam

March 20, 1975 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1975 – The subject was Vietnam on this day – not of American involvement or casualty numbers, but reports that the North Vietnamese army was on a steady, relentless advance South, and that South Vietnamese...

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...