Saturday, April 30, 2011

Retired Marine Lt Colonel Oliver North On The Fall Of Saigon And The War In Afghanistan

As today is the 36th anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam to the North Vietnamese Communists, I'd like to offer retired Marine Lt Colonel Oliver North's column from last year on Vietnam and the current war in Afghanistan.

You can read North's column via the link below:

I played only a minor role in the Vietnam War - I was a teenage sailor aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam - but since then I've been a keen student of the Vietnam War and I've written numerous articles about the conflict. I've interviewed both senior officers and enlisted men who served in the war, as well as CIA officers who operated there.

You can read my previous post on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War via the below link:

Lastly, I interviewed Colonel North for Counterterrorism magazine a short time ago and you can read the piece via the below link:

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