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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2011 22:09)

Agent Orange: Thailand Military Bases

DoD determined that herbicides used on the Thailand base perimeters may have been tactical and procured from Vietnam, or a strong, commercial type resembling tactical herbicides.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - U-Tapao Air Base, Thailand, 1972 Vietnam-era Veterans whose service involved duty on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand may have been exposed to herbicides and may qualify for VA benefits.

A recently declassified Department of Defense Report written in 1973 contains evidence that there was a significant use of herbicides on the fenced-in perimeters of military bases in Thailand.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-09-2010 15:50)

Udon the Red Heartland

The Reds back Thaksin, a former prime minister overthrown by a 2006 military coup while visiting to the UN in New York.

(UDON, Thailand) - Thaksin supporters show their love - In Thai the sign says, WE MISS TAKSIN Udon, the largest northeastern City, is considered the heart of the Red Shirt movement in Thailand’s color-coded politics. Only last month was the State of Emergency lifted from Udon, which is 700 kilometers from Bangkok, and it’s business as usual reports I.T.B.

Only a week ago I chanced upon a motor show in a large concrete area in the heart of the old part of the city.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2010 15:06)

Vietnam War Photographer Tim Page Hospitalized in Bangkok

Ever see Apocalypse Now? The combat photographer that Dennis Hopper portrays at the end of the movie, is based on Tim Page.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Recent image of Tim Page in Afghanistan, over a shot of Page in his hospital bed in Bangkok. Tim Page, infamous and notorious Vietnam War Photographer and noted world traveler, has been hospitalized after taking a fall in Hanoi. Thanh Nien News reports that Page was transported for treatment of a broken pelvis.

The legendary 66-year old native of the UK reportedly fell in front of a hotel, according to local news Website Dan Tri. A substantial heart problem was detected after Page was transported to a Hanoi hospital.

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Salem-News.com (May-13-2010 18:59)

Renegade Thai General Vows `Civil War` Before Being Shot

Ousted Major General who led protesters is struck by a bullet to the head.

(BANGKOK) - Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawatdiphol, 59, known as Seh Daeng, A renegade Thai general shot here Thursday as the military planned to encircle barricaded antigovernment demonstrators predicted that the protests would become “civil warfare.”

Those prophetic words came in an interview with Radio Free Asia (RFA) just hours before he was struck in the head with a bullet.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-28-2010 13:43)

The US Abandonment of the Hmong

How easily we forget those who saved our lives!

(DA NANG, Vietnam) - Hmong women at Coc Ly market, Sapa, Vietnam 2004 Many of us may recall the peace loving, and US loyal peoples of Vietnam. There are many stories that have been told of how these wonderful and such courageous folks fought with us, alongside us, protected us, and died with and for us.

Some of us remember them as the Montagnards.

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