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William Hammond, Army historian of Vietnam War, dies at 79
William M. Hammond, an official Army historian who challenged the belief among some in the military brass that negative press coverage of the Vietnam War — not flawed policy and rising casualty rates — eroded public support for the conflict, died Nov. 27 at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 79.
George Herring, scholar of US diplomacy and Vietnam War, dies at 86
George C. Herring, a veteran and scholar of U.S. foreign relations who wrote a seminal history of the Vietnam War, crystallizing for generations of readers the reasons the United States entered the conflict and the lessons with which it was left, died Nov. 30 at his home in Lexington, K.Y.
Lawmakers press Pentagon for answers about veterans’ foreign jobs
Members of Congress said they were alarmed by a Washington Post investigation that revealed hundreds of retired U.S. military personnel have taken high-paying jobs as contractors and consultants for foreign governments, mostly in countries known for political repression.

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