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David H. Hackworth's “Steel My Soldiers' Hearts,” David Maraniss' “They Marched Into Sunlight” and Al Santoli's “Everything We Had.” Bowden interviewed 112 Americans and 43 Vietnamese survivors. They provided vivid descriptions of bloody, chaotic house-to-house fighting – which American troops ...

The inspiration for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now was real, was an anti-war rebel and lived in Australia. Dr Norm Sanders was his friend. Independent Australia recently carried an excellent "Interview" with Donald Trump. The article contained a video clip from the film Apocalypse Now, which showed ...
As Colonel David H. Hackworth put it, “There were hundreds of My Lais. You got your card punched by the numbers of bodies you counted.” On January 31, 1968, the Việt Cộng launched the Tet Offensive, a military assault on over 100 cities in South Vietnam designed to provoke a national uprising.
Scene ... Fashion icon and Greenwich resident Tommy Hilfiger, his wife Dee Ocleppo and their 4-year old son Sebastian were seen having dinner at Gabriele's Italian Steak House in Greenwich on Wednesday night. Also seen on Tuesday night was "The People's Court" Judge Marilyn Milian and her ...
“Vietnam was an atrocity from the get-go,” David H. Hackworth, the decorated colonel who created the Tiger Force unit, told the Times 10 years ago, not long before he died. “There were hundreds of My Lais.” Update, April 8, 1:15 p.m.: Rosemary Hanes, a reference librarian at the Moving Image Section of ...
Second of Two Parts. A post here yesterday explored some of the background to controversies surrounding the performance of M-16 and M-4 assault rifles in Afghanistan and Iraq. The latest controversy followed the leak of an Army historian's study that described weapons overheating and jamming in a ...
Colonel David Hackworth had a legendary military career which he followed with decades as an author, commentator, and advocate for the American grunt. Like a lot of old soldiers who comment on military affairs, his views were eventually colored too much by the past and unenlightened by how ...
Not so retired Army colonel, author, and syndicated columnist David H. Hackworth. “Haig didn't become a multimillionaire based on his military record or his brains,” he says with characteristic frankness. “In the military he was the ultimate perfumed prince who brownnosed his way to the top by always being a horse holder to ...
The following essay is adapted from remarks made at the National Teach-in on Iraq sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. The teach-in was held on March 24, the 40th anniversary of the first teach-in on the Vietnam War, which was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
David H. Hackworth, a critic of the current National Guard policy. It also meant that some of the soldiers got less training than the regular Army infantry they were replacing. Army infantrymen receive 14 weeks of training in their specialty. A National Guard engineer normally undergoes eight weeks of basic ...


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             isadore rommes
             jim steele
             joe curtin
             john c. garrett
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             larry wilkerson
             lisa breitenbach
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             paul yingling
             richard d. downie
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             terrence lakin
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