10.10.2018 - 20:41 [ William J. Astore / ]

Fear of Defeat and the Vietnam War

Fear of defeat drives military men to folly. Early in 1968, General William Westmoreland, America’s commanding general in Vietnam, feared that communist forces might overrun U.S. military positions at Khe Sanh. His response, according to recently declassified cables as reported in the New York Times today, was to seek authorization to move nuclear weapons into Vietnam. He planned to use tactical nuclear weapons against concentrations of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops. President Lyndon Johnson canceled Westmoreland’s plans and ordered that discussions about using nuclear weapons be kept secret (i.e. hidden from the American people), which for the last fifty years they have been.

22.09.2018 - 11:03 [ 1909Pegasus / Youtube ]

Peter Scholl Latour : Der 3. Indochina Krieg 1/5

Peter Scholl-Latour berichtete über den 3. Indochina Krieg im Jahr 1979. Die militärische Offensive der Chinesen entlang der Tausend Kilometer langen gemeinsamen Grenze begann Ende 1978 und endete Anfang 1979. Der kurze und blutige Krieg blieb militärisch unentschieden.

22.09.2018 - 10:56 [ Radio China ]

Xi Jinping bekundet Anteilnahme für Tod von Vietnams Präsident

In seinem Schreiben an den Generalsekretär des ZK der KP Vietnams, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, drückte Xi sein Beileid aus und sprach den Familienangehörigen von Trần Đại Quang seine tiefe Anteilnahme aus. Xi erklärte, als befreundeter Genosse und Freund des chinesischen Volkes hätte sich Trần Đại Quang für die Fortsetzung und die Förderung der traditionellen Freundschaft zwischen China und Vietnam eingesetzt und die Entwicklung der umfassenden strategischen Partnerschaft beider Länder aktiv gefördert.

22.09.2018 - 10:53 [ Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) ]

Präsident Moon bekundet Anteilnahme zum Tod von Vietnams Präsident

Er möchte seinen Familienangehörigen und der vietnamesischen Bevölkerung, die einen großen Führer verloren habe, tiefe Anteilnahme aussprechen. Er wolle sich weiterhin um die Vertiefung der strategischen Partnerschat mit Vietnam bemühen, hieß es weiter.

22.09.2018 - 10:48 [ Viet Nam News ]

President Quang dies at 62

The president was born on October 12, 1956 in the northern rural province of Ninh Bình.

A career policeman, he enrolled in the People’s Police Academy at the age of 16 and served in the police force throughout his life. He became the Minister of Public Security in 2011 and was elected President of Việt Nam in 2016.

17.05.2018 - 18:29 [ Wafa ]

Vietnam renews support for state with East Jerusalem as capital

“The firm position of Vietnam was to support the just struggle of the Palestinian people and to support the two-state solution, including the establishment of a Palestinian State living side by side with the State of Israel along the borders of 1967 and East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.”

08.05.2018 - 11:15 [ Yomiuri Shimbun ]

INSIGHTS into the WORLD / What the ‘Indo-Pacific’ means for Japan

The Australian government adopted the “Indo-Pacific” term in 2012 as a pivotal idea in its diplomacy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the same term for the first time in August 2016 during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, when he unveiled a “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.”

13.04.2018 - 16:21 [ Viet Nam News ]

This is Hà Nội

With a population of more than 7.5 million, Hà Nội is a melting pot of all things great about Asia.

So Việt Nam News decided to showcase our capital and tell the world exactly what Hà Nội is.

Our dedicated team spent the last week capturing the sights, sounds, colours and characters of Hà Nội to bring you our very special production.

27.03.2018 - 18:41 [ Viet Nam News ]

Việt Nam’s top legislator has talks with speaker of Dutch lower house

THE HAGUE – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Việt Nam Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân had talks with Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands Khadija Arib in The Hague yesterday (local time).

This is the first visit by a leader of the Vietnamese parliament to the Netherlands, and it is made amid the 45th founding anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic ties and their efforts to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.