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Episode 2478 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the modern history of Vietnam from Dr. Kenneth Olson.
The story is from a paper that appeared on The Scientific Research Publishing website and was titled: Saigon River Valley: A Navigation, Trade, Mitigation, Invasion, Liberation, and Unification Pathway. The paper was submitted by Kenneth R. Olson, [email@example.com], College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.
Citation for this paper: Olson, K.R. (2023), Saigon River Valley: A Navigation, Trade, Mitigation, Invasion, Liberation, and Unification Pathway. Open Journal of Soil Science, 13, 46-82In this episode, the portion of Professor’s paper titled: Agent Blue Use in the Mekong Delta by RV Military and US Air Force’s Operation Ranch Hand.
The purpose of this episode is to help widen knowledge about Vietnam in the modern world. Whenever it becomes necessary to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard, it is of critical importance to be familiar with one’s potential opponent in a conflict.
Even though the American Vietnam War is fifty years in our past, this Vietnam Vet finds it very interesting to know more about our opponent in that war. It appears that the leaders of our country in the post World War II epoch were not as aware of the history of Vietnam as they should have been. Had they knew more about our opponent just maybe there would be no Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. with 58,281 names etched upon its black marble walls of those Americans who died in the American Vietnam War.
Professor Olson began his piece about modern Vietnam history with this: In the north, Ho Chi Minh introduced a Communist regime while in the south Ngo Dinh Diem became ruler. However, in the early 1960s, South Vietnam was rocked by demonstrations and in 1963 Diem was ousted in a coup.
Listen to episode 2478 and discover more about the modern history of Vietnam from Dr. Kenneth Olson.