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News Vietnam: John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-haspel-mccain-torture-20180419-story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain ...

News Vietnam: California couple accused of killing and burning Vietnam War veteran as children watched

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/18/california-couple-accused-killing-and-burning-vietnam-war-veteran-as-children-watched.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

A California couple tortured and killed a Vietnam War veteran before burning his body earlier this month -- all while their children watched, police said Monday. Kenneth Coyle, 70, a Vietnam War veteran and retired contractor for the Naval Air Station in ...

News Vietnam: Calif. couple allegedly tortured, killed Vietnam War veteran, burned body in front of children

News channel or source: https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Vietnam-War-veteran-California-murder-couple-12846113.php
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

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News Vietnam: Vietnam Arrests Former Officials, Police Linked to Property Tycoon

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/vietnam-arrests-former-officials-police-linked-to-property-tycoon-1524021803
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

HANOI—Vietnamese police have arrested or placed under house arrest several former officials and police officers with alleged ties to a detained real-estate developer as communist authorities crackdown on graft. Police officially launched an investigation ...

News Vietnam: Cuba could learn from Vietnam when it comes to the economy

News channel or source: http://thehill.com/opinion/international/383682-cuba-could-learn-from-vietnam-when-it-comes-to-the-economy
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Nguyen Phu Trong, secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, visited Cuba earlier this year, recognizing the strong relationship between the two nations over the years.

News Vietnam: Vietnam Vet Befriended by Waitress Who Allegedly Tortured Him With Her Husband For Money: Police

News channel or source: http://people.com/crime/california-vietnam-vet-tortured-murdered-waitress-husband/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

A waitress accused with her husband in the torture and murder of a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran spent months winning the man’s friendship and trust in order to gain access to his money before he was killed and his body was burned, police believe.

News Vietnam: Sneaky moves on catfish by Southern lawmakers could spark trade war with Vietnam

News channel or source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/18/vietnam-calls-us-catfish-policy-unfair-trade-pract/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

BELZONI, Miss. — With the exception of the annual catfish festival, which still draws thousands on the first Sunday of April (unless it’s Easter), this once-bustling town is a dusty shell. Sculptures of the whiskered fish decorated as various figures ...

News Vietnam: G.I.s’ Drug Use in Vietnam Soared—With Their Commanders’ Help

News channel or source: https://www.history.com/news/drug-use-in-vietnam
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Armed servicemen of the Vietnam War used drugs more heavily than any previous generation of enlisted U.S. troops. From heroin to amphetamines to marijuana, drugs were so commonplace among the troops that, in 1970, liaison to the Bureau of Narcotics and ...

News Vietnam: Vietnam Navy Vessel Launches New Maritime Mission

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/vietnam-navy-vessel-launches-new-maritime-mission/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Over the weekend, a Vietnamese naval vessel left for a voyage to Thailand and Cambodia. Though the trip is just the latest in a series of regular journeys, it has nonetheless put the spotlight on the evolving shape of the Southeast Asian state’s maritime ...

News Vietnam: The long fight: Helicopter pilots from Vietnam War finally get their due with Arlington memorial

News channel or source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/18/vietnam-war-helicopter-pilots-get-memorial-arlingt/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

‘To the men fighting the war, it was the sound of hope … to carry them out of hell’ Nearly 50 years ago, Col. Carl McNair was in South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, a new Army aviator piloting the service’s iconic Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter. Decades and ...