Just War Theory and International Humanitarian Law

The VBC marks International Peace Day with a special program on Just War Theory. Experts Greg Yoest, Ben Wright and Margot Hillman will present and comment upon the possibility of establishing ethical principles and criteria for determining whether the use of military force is morally justifiable. We call this effort “Just War Theory.” Rooted

VA Under Secretary for Benefits Joshua Jacobs

Under Secretary for Benefits Joshua Jacobs joins VBC Happy Hour to brief us on the PACT Act and answer questions. Secretary Jacobs leads more than 28,000 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees in the delivery of non-medical benefits programs. VBA provides disability compensation benefits to nearly 6 million Veterans and their survivors and administers pension

Vietnam’s History, part 2: The American War, 1955-1975

Historian and VBC Director Todd DePastino presents the second in his series on Vietnam’s history and culture, focusing this week on the origins and fighting of the American War, from 1955 to 1975.You’ll learn about the division of Vietnam at the 17th Parallel in 1954, about Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem, and about

Vietnam’s History and Culture: Lecture and Conversation

Long before the Veterans Breakfast Club, Todd DePastino got as Ph.D. in history and taught college courses, including “Vietnam in War and Peace.” In 2018 and again 2020, as the Director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, he finally got to lead a tour of Vietnam from Hanoi in the North to the Mekong Delta

Veterans of the Forgotten War, Narce Caliva and Jack Keep

We feature two veterans who served in the “Forgotten War,” the so-called “Police Action” in Korea, 1950-1953. Guest Narce Caliva, a native Californian born in 1929, enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1948 after graduating from Salinas Junior College. His initial assignment was at Fort Eustis, Virginia, with the Military Police Detachment. Then,

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