GHOSTLY images believed to show the disappeared MH370 passenger jet in the Cambodian jungle could actually show a US bomber downed during the Vietnam war. As helicopter fly over the area and a full-scale ground search begins some believe the intriguing image is actually of a F-105 Thunderchief - a large ground attacker retired from the bloody conflict due to heavy loses. Aviation sleuth Ian Wilson claimed he found the doomed jet - which mysteriously vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board - lying partially hidden, on Google Maps. According to Wikipedia, 382 Thunderchief aircraft were lost during the war, including 62 non-combat losses. Many Twitter users grabbed onto the new theory, with one even theorising how the plane crashed, based upon the Google image: "The lack of cockpit capity suggests this aircraft hit th[e] ground vertically in an inverted flat spin." At 70 metres the newly-found "plane" measurement is far close to the 63.7m of … [Read more...] about Jungle plane wreckage that sparked ‘search’ for MH370 in Cambodia could be a ‘downed US bomber from the Vietnam War’
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World International Affairs The Vietnamese government has jailed 12 members of an U.S.-based anti-communist group with roots stretching back to the Vietnam War. Those convicted include two American citizens—Nguyen James Han and Phan Angel—both of whom were sentenced to 14 years in jail. They will be deported to the U.S. upon completion of their terms, CNN reported. All 12 were accused of “anti-state” activities as members of the Provisional National Government of Vietnam (PNGV), which is headquartered in California. They were alleged to have plotted to bomb Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. U.S. citizen James Nguyen is escorted by police to a court before his trial in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: … [Read more...] about Vietnam Jails American Members of California-Based Anti-Communist Terror Group
HANOI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago."On Oct 26, 1967, at Truc Bach Lake, the military and people of Hanoi arrested Major John Sidney McCain, a pilot of the American Navy's air force," it says on the sculpture, which depicts an airman with his hands above his head in front of a broken plane wing. 36 PHOTOS World reacts to news of Ariz. Sen. John McCain's death See Gallery World reacts to news of Ariz. Sen. John McCain's death My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you! I love you forever - my beloved father @SenJohnMcCain https://t.co/Y50tVQvlVe My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed… https://t.co/nWEaWOoDB1 Our statement on the passing of Senator John … [Read more...] about Tributes offered for McCain at Vietnam War crash site
Jul 08, 11:54 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By David Brunnstrom 07/08/18 AT 11:17 AM HANOI - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged North Korea to follow the example of Vietnam, saying President Donald Trump believed Pyongyang could replicate Hanoi's path to normal relations with Washington and to prosperity.But for that to happen, its leader Kim Jong Un needed to seize the moment.Speaking to business executives in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, Pompeo said he hoped the United States could one day share the same level of partnership with North Korea as it did with Vietnam, a long-time former enemy.His comments followed two days of frosty talks in Pyongyang aimed at persuading Kim to give up nuclear weapons, which prompted North Korean accusations he had used "gangster-like" diplomacy.Pompeo said on Sunday that, on the heels of those talks, Trump believed North Korea could … [Read more...] about Pompeo: Vietnam ‘Miracle’ Can Show North Korea Path To Peace And Prosperity
World U.S. Military Iran With President Donald Trump continuing to practice diplomatic brinkmanship via Twitter, U.S.-Iranian tensions appear to be reaching boiling point—as they have done several times since Trump entered the Oval Office.The president’s latest outburst was in response to comments from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said: “Peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”Trump fired back in all capital letters, warning his Iranian counterpart to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN.”To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!Recommended Slideshows76The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World59The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World61Every … [Read more...] about America vs Iran: Can U.S. Military Win a War Against Islamic Republic?