Swift Boat


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Swift Boat

n.
A fast, sturdy patrol boat with an aluminum hull 50 feet in length, equipped with several machine guns and a mortar and used by the United States Navy in the Vietnam War. Also called Fast Patrol Craft, PCF.
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In fact, one of the salient examples Manjoo explores is the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" campaign that was cooked up against John Kerry when he ran against George W.
Synopsis: During the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating.
Last week, the Emirati-leased Swift boat came under rocket fire near the same area and sustained serious damage.
After completing his graduation from Yale University in political science in 1966, Kerry joined the Naval Reserve as officer-in-charge of a swift boat and served in South Vietnam for a period of four months.
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The 22nd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show has recorded swift boat sales within hours of opening, with Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle East signing a deal for the flagship 48-metre superyacht, the SS 155, worth over Dh153 million (Au25.5 million).
During the war he served with the US Navy from 1966 to 1970 and was a Swift Boat skipper on the dangerous gunboat missions patrolling the rivers of the Mekong Delta.
General Dempsey is the most senior most American military officer to publicly condemn the group, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which has been compared to the "Swift Boat" Group by some opponents, that attacked John Kerry during the 2004 presidential race.
Kerry commanded the crew of a swift boat assault vessel during that war.
He critiques a world in which competing versions of truth vie for our attention, covering areas such as the Swift Boat Veterans' campaign that derailed John Kerry's 2004 presidential run and 9/11 imagery and how it has engendered more conspiracy theories, demonstrating the disjunction of truth and proof.
Boone Pickens, the oil baron who funded Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and who is promoting wind energy and natural gas.