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Iraq Fiasco Erases Memory of Vietnam

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jul 15, 2014

Two and a half years after the United States pulled out of Iraq, that country has imploded, becoming a bona-fide failed state, with Baghdad under siege by jihadist militants seeking to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the region. Some analysts now worry that ISIS, as the Sunni group is known, will commit mass genocide against Iraq's minority Shi'a population if Baghdad falls.

A Year After US Troops Withdraw From Iraq, Fog of War Thickens

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam , Dec 11, 2012

Robert McNamara, former secretary of defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and chief architect of the Vietnam War, once recalled his experience with Vietnam as a kind of fog. "What the fog of war means," he said, "is that war is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding are not adequate, and we kill people unnecessarily."

Allís Not Fair in Sex and War: Petraeus Sex Scandal & the US Army

New America Media, Blog, Andrew Lam, Nov 17, 2012


Iraqís Unfinished StoryóMillions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jan 06, 2012


Forgetting the Iraq War

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam, Dec 22, 2011


Afghanistan Can't Wash Away Vietnam

New America Media, Video - Blog, Steven Chiem, May 30, 2011

Andrew Lam reads his essay, "Afghanistan Can't Wash Away Vietnam" from "New California Writing" - an anthology of writing about California and by Californian Writers.

Former U.S. Soldier Told He Has No Country

New America Media, news report, Viji Sundaram, Mar 07, 2011

After spending nine years in the U.S. Army and being honorably discharged, Ramdeo Chankar Singh thought citizenship was in his grasp. Now, though, he faces deportation.

Mideast Revolutions and 9-11 Intrigues Created in Qatar

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Mar 02, 2011

In the 2005 political thriller "Syriana", starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, Qatar is at the heart of an international intrigue. The title was based on the concept of "Pax Syriana", a secret arrangement between two mutually hostile powers to divide a region into their respective spheres of dominance.

U.S. Military Base Under Taliban Control

Al Jazeera English, Video, Apr 21, 2010

Known to U.S. soldiers as the Valley of Death, it's been the scene of the some of the most intense fighting in the war in Afghanistan. After years of intense fighting, the United States has left its remote outpost in the Korengal Valley, in the country's east.

Seven Years Later, Family of Man Killed in Iraq Soldiers On

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Mar 27, 2010

Itís been seven years since, just one week into the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar stepped on a piece of unexploded ordnance and came home in a flag-draped coffin.

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