Category Archives: Vietnam

Drone Origins: World War II and Vietnam-era Remotely Piloted Vehicles

A DC-130 carries two Ryan Firebee drones under its wing. Drone Origins “Moreover, the pilot of the future will not even need to leave home to wage a foreign war” “In all, an odd prospect: Air combat conducted by men … Continue reading

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“Kill Anything that Moves”: Systematic Violence in the Vietnam War

The Real Vietnam War Aberrations, bad apples, one-offs. These are the explanations usually marshaled to explain the abhorrent crimes committed during the U.S. military’s war in Vietnam. The now well-known horror of the My Lai massacre, in which hundreds of … Continue reading

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