Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicVietnam War

Topic: Vietnam War

Fall of Saigon — the Vietnam War moment being compared to US’ evacuation from Afghanistan

In the final days of the Vietnam War, American helicopters were used to evacuate nearly 7,000 people from the US embassy in Saigon on 29 and 30 April 1975.

Learn to be positive in coronavirus pandemic from this Vietnam war US navy pilot

We have little influence over what governments will do to combat Covid. What we have is the power to think and act in ways that will make the suffering bearable.

Afghanistan is not Vietnam. US should know that walking away won’t be that easy

In the Taliban’s mind, their Emirate still exists. That is why in their deal with the US, there are multiple references to the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan'.

When Bush, top US officials compared Afghan War to Vietnam War — a war America lost

Successive American governments followed the 'same talking points', claiming US was making progress in the Afghan War even when it wasn't.

Islamic Republic or Islamic Emirate? Trump’s Taliban deal has Afghanistan at a crossroads

Afghans fear the conflict will continue after the deal between a desperate Trump in an election year and Pakistani military skilled in multiple-crossing.

The Village Voice, pioneer and icon of alternative news, is dead

The founders had shut the print edition in 2017. Between 2013 and 2014, its circulation dropped 25%.

Global Pulse: A lesson for Trump from the Vietnam War, are women drivers Saudi Arabia’s ‘PR stunt’?

When the US found itself it the midst of a self-defeating war in Vietnam, its president knew that the country was headed for something ugly. 

GLOBAL PULSE: Martial law upheld in the Philippines, Qatar ups gas output and Mexican painter Jose Luis Cuevas dead

PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MARTIAL LAW The Supreme Court of the Philippines overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to uphold President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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