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July/August 2012

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In this special issue, three historians examine Dien Bien Phu from the perspective of the three nations involved. John Prados writes about the foiled attempt by the French to cling to Indochina; Lady Borton addresses Vietnamese strategies to evict the French; and Marc Leepson describes America’s uncomfortable transition from anti-colonialist to cold warrior. [on the cover]

Dien Bien Phu
The French: An Orphaned Army
The Vietnamese: The Death Knell for Colonialism
The Americans: The Path to the American War

[Dien Bien Phu Timeline]

Operation Unknown SoldierOPERATION UNKNOWN SOLDIER: Acadiana Chapter 141 in Lafayette, Louisiana, participated in a wake and funeral for the unclaimed cremains of 105 persons stored at the Lafayette Coroner’s Office, including the remains at least eight veterans. The project was created to acknowledge the dignity of human life—even those with no one to claim their remains at the end of their lives. [more]

Leadership Conference PreviewLEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PREVIEW: Still undecided what to see and do at this year’s VVA & AVVA National Leadership Conference in Irving, Texas? We highlight a few of the sessions being held, celebrities who will participate, and a new documentary film being screened at the conference. [more]

Get Off Your Assets:
How to Participate in the Political Process
VVA Speaks Out Against
“Agent Orange Corn”
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