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Vietnam Plus-50

d2lv2 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:36 AM
Viet Nam language is tonal in nature. One word can have as high as seven different means depending on the inflection. If i remember right nuc dah could be ice water or urine. Boy did I get some awful tasting drinks while stationed there in 65-66.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...