The Life and Times of a South Vietnamese Special Police Officer,...

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The Vietnamese perspective is rarely found in English language books about the Vietnam War, especially regarding the CIA’s “liaison” relationship with South Vietnamese police...

Douglas Valentine on the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary

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Our friend and expert correspondent on the CIA, Douglas Valentine, recently appeared on Our Hidden History speaking about the new PBS documentary about the...

The Life and Times of a South Vietnamese Special Police Officer,...

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In modernizing the GVN’s police forces, MSUG sent qualified uniformed police officers to study at Michigan State for a year. Theoretically, these individuals became...

Vladimir Putin, Count/Counterpoint: Some real reasons to dislike Russia's leader

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The other day I wrote about the nuttiness of the Russophobia that has run amok since the U.S. election. Now, on the off chance...

It's Not Just Campaign Coverage that Sucks: War reporting still shitty...

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A few months back I wrote a story here about how media chatter on an impending attack on Mosul was highly misleading and that an assault...

Ken Burns: Worse for Vietnam than Agent Orange, Part Two

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Yesterday we started explaining why Ken Burns’s new documentary on Vietnam rewrites history and totally sucks. Today we conclude the saga. So what happened to...

Donald Trump Jr., Skittles and ISIS's Captured Syrian Passports

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The latest vapid uproar of campaign 2016 involves Donald Trump Jr. posting a tweet that "Compared Syrian Refugees to Poisoned Skittles," according to an...

ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson and the Dictator Who Accused a Cat of...

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There are plenty of grounds to question Donald Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, but so far people...

Genocide Threat in South Sudan, Thanks to George Clooney, Nicholas Kristof...

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While world attention is focused on Aleppo, outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns in an op-ed published by Newsweek that there's a real threat...

Note to Bill Clinton Spokesman: Thanks for your comments

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I had a story yesterday in Fusion about the Clinton Foundation’s programs in Colombia, where it brags about helping the poor but, as I...