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2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...

2010-06-04 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 4, /PRNewswire/ -- The People's Committee of Hanoi has required monitoring software to be installed on computers at all internet cafes, hotels and other establishments in the capital city. According to Decision No. 15/2010/QD-UBND, businesses have ten days to adopt the new internet restrictions which were announced on April 26, 2010. An English translation of this order is available at www.viettan.org/decision15. Decision 15 applies to internet cafes and "all...

2010-05-25 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --More than 500,000 Texans served in the Vietnam War and 3,416 sacrificed their lives there. While the war is history for some, the healing continues for others. The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument is about the Honor these veterans deserve, and about the Welcome Home, they never received. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100526/DC10859) In 2005, the Texas Legislature approved the placement of a monument honoring Texas Vietnam...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...

2010-02-23 13:16:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presents TOP SECRET TALKS, a timely examination of the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's right to know, in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. "We hope that the series of Top Secret Talks will engage New Yorkers...

2010-02-17 10:58:00

MEDIA ADVISORY - NEW DATE (Rescheduled from blizzard) FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 10:00 A.M., NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, Zenger Room, 14th and F Streets NW, 13th Floor; McCaffrey to issue written report WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret), San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs will report on a week-long trip of a delegation of Vietnam veterans and their families to Vietnam, at a National Press...

2009-10-15 13:51:14

Americans think locally when they consider whether the loss of U.S. troops overseas warrants troop withdrawals, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that people were more likely to support withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq if one or more soldiers from their home state were killed there within the past two to three weeks. That was true regardless of how many soldiers from other parts of the country had been killed recently, or how many total national casualties had occurred. "If...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-13 07:40:00

Parkinson's Disease, Two Other Illnesses Recognized WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent decision are B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

HANOI, Vietnam, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavico Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CAVO), a leading infrastructure development company based in Vietnam, today announced that it has received approval from Laos' Ministry of Planning and Investment to register and form Cavico Muong Hom LLC in Laos. Cavico Muong Hom's offices will be located at Phon Si Nuon village, Muong Sisattanak, in Laos' capital of Vientiane. Cavico Muong Hom LLC is a joint venture between Muong Hom Mining LLC (20%), Lao...


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  • A bat.
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