As information warfare becomes a hotter topic, journalists have become bigger targets for repression and even assassination, a troubling trend that is spreading across the globe, reports veteran war correspondent Don North. November 7, 2017 By Don North Amid a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Journalism
“I went in behind the lines and emerged as a kind of agent. I went in as a reporter and came out a kind of soldier. I sometimes wish I had never gone in at all.” -Paul Morton War correspondents have long entered combat zoned at great personal risk, determined to capture the conflict for … Continue reading Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent
originally published May 29, 2016 Exclusive: Veterans Day, November 11th is often exploited by politicians glorifying war and armed services recruiting new soldiers, but it should be a time to reflect on the ugly reality of our past wars and the tragic valor of the combatants. By Don North It was known to local missionaries as “the Hill of … Continue reading Tragic Valor of Marines at Con Thien
Dear friends abroad…and here at home. After writing a mocking and insulting letter about candidate Trump a few days ago I feel its necessary not to be silent on this the day after the election, a day that I consider the darkest day in modern history. There are two dates Americans will never forget…9/11 and … Continue reading A Day after the Election.
October 12, 2016 Exclusive: The death of Hanoi Hannah, the radio voice urging U.S. G.I.’s to turn against the Vietnam War, brought back memories of another time when propaganda often trumped truth, writes veteran war correspondent Don North. By Don North Her name was Trinh Thi Ngo. She called herself Thu Houng – the fragrance of Autumn. We … Continue reading The Life and Death of Hanoi Hannah
Paul Morton in 1944, war correspondent in Italy for the Toronto Daily Star. “He was a bit more complex than most of us, I’d guess. By times he could be able, elegant, difficult, articulate and improbable. And being all those things he got caught up in a bizarre episode of the war. At a crossroads … Continue reading Remembering 72 Years Ago
Friends: I think we are all entitled to feel some despair over the state of our world and of the United States. I sure do, even after a lifetime of covering the news. In recent weeks there has been an avalanche of evidence of our species endless capacity for stupidity, savagery and tribal hatred. It all explains why the … Continue reading Our Political World
Archibald Henderson died this day the 18th of July, 1917, 99 years ago at age 33. Archibald had served in the British Army’s 4th Hussars for four years before emigrating from Glasgow, Scotland to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He married Helen Anne Henderson in 1910. They had one daughter Margaret, my mother, born in 1912. When … Continue reading Remembering My Grandfather Henderson Who Died This Day 99 Years Ago in WWI
Ghosts of Christmas Past Vietnam <– Please click to download video Ghosts of Christmas past…. Happiness is a front row seat in the mud at Bob Hopes Cu Ci, Vietnam show with Phyllis Diller.
SEARCHING FOR THE ELUSIVE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. FAIRFAX VA. 12/24/15 Delta High Grads of ‘56 Ghosts of Christmas Past <– Please click to download video It seems I and most of us are about to experience our 76th Christmas celebration. As pleased as I am to find myself so blessed, I am having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit … Continue reading Searching for the Elusive Christmas Spirit