Friday, May 12, 2000

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  • Noam Chomsky On Vietnam

    In the US-led bombing campaigns of the past few years, most notably Iraq and Yugoslavia, Washington has conducted its attacks primarily from the air — often times at 15,000 feet. Military officials say this is aimed at preventing loss of American lives. But others say it is to avoid the Vietnam syndrome. That is, during the war in Vietnam, in which more than 58,000 US soldiers were killed, the resistance and opposition to that war increased as body bags came back to American soil.

  • Fire at Los Alamos

    Thick gray smoke billowed into the sky as 1,000 firefighters struggled to hold the line against a fire whipped by furious winds that raced through 280 homes and forced 25,000 people from the town where the atomic bomb was built.

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