H-PAD Notes 3/29/18: Links to recent articles of interest

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Links to Recent Articles of Interest

What Was the Vietnam War About?” by Christian Appy, New York Times, posted March 26.  The author teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has written extensively on the Vietnam War.

Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession, and Fragmentation” by Richard Falk, ZNet, posted March 25.  The author is a professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University.

Welcome to the Dick Cheney Administration” by Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy, posted March 23.  The author teaches international relations at Harvard University.

The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War with Iran” by Gareth Porter, The American Conservative, posted March 22.

Lessons from the Iraq War after Fifteen Years” by Javier Solana, Project Syndicate, posted March 22.  The author is a former Secretary-General of NATO and Foreign Minister of Spain.

The Iraq Reckoning Still to Come” by Andrew J. Bacevich, New York Daily News, posted March 19.  The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.

15 Years in Iraq: A Shameful Anniversary” by Daniel R. DePetris, The American Conservative, posted March 19.

A Forgotten Hero Stopped the My Lai Massacre 50 Years Ago Today” by Jon Wiener, Los Angeles Times, posted March 16.  The author is a professor emeritus of history at the University of California Irvine.

The Massacre That Was Dismissed as Fake News” by Scott Laderman, History News Network, posted March 15.  Addresses the widespread disbelief of media reports of the My Lai massacre.  The author teaches history at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

When the Leader of the Free World Is an Ugly American” by Thomas Meaney and Stephen Wertheim, New York Times Sunday Review, posted March 9.  Stephen Wertheim is a lecturer in history at Birkbeck, University of London.  This piece argues that Trump”does not so much break with tradition as bring forward some of its most retrograde but persistent elements.”

Thanks to Chad Pearson and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. 

Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.