The Vietnam War: The River Styx

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.

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An apparent crack on the arm of the Fire Ball is visible in this photo, which was taken minutes before the ride broke apart at that spot. BRYAN BURY

Recently Surfaced Photo Raises Questions About Inspection Of Ohio State Fair Ride

A fairgoer’s photo that emerged this weekend is raising new questions about why passengers were allowed on a ride that ended up killing one and injuring several at the Ohio State Fair.

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Memorable Classical Music in Vietnam War Movies

With The Vietnam War documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick set to begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 on WOSU-TV, I thought I'd conclude my three-part music-related reflections of that era by b…

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