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The Untold Story Of Five Murdered Vietnamese-American Journalists

ProPublica | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

The journalists were assassinated on American soil, one after another....

5 O'Clock Somewhere: Societies Change, but the Beer Remains the Same

Roads & Kingdoms | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

I had my beer and my notebook with me. “Back in the day, they killed and confiscated the land from the landlords,” Quan said, referring t...

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th an...

The My Lai Massacre: Legacy of Body Count Diplomacy

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

April 30th was the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. There were times during my adolescence this war dominated my thoughts. I still think about...

The Vietnam War: After 40 Years

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April 2015 with a group of erstwhile antiwar activists, I was struck by the transformation of what was once an impoverished, war-devastated peasant society into a modern nation.

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

Vietnam Veteran's Remastered Photos Give A Remarkable Glimpse Of War

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Damon Dahlen | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

It's been 40 years since the Fall of Saigon, and many are reflecting on the changes that came about because of the Vietnam War. Veteran James Loesc...

The War Blog: On the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

Unlike the veterans of earlier wars the brave men and women who went to Vietnam and survived had to endure two wars. There was that bloody one in the jungles and rice paddies and then there was the fight for respect and recognition at home.

A Lifetime Away From Saigon

Thuy Thanh Jakim | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Thuy Thanh Jakim

“Don't forget, be good. Love your new family. You always have your mother here in Vietnam. You have not been orphaned.” I watched as this woman wh...

Vietnam, Then and Now

Ann Medlock | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ann Medlock

Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.

He Wrote a Bad Check to Rescue a Plane Full of Orphans. What Happened Next Is Amazing

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

The opportunity to make a difference is open to each of us nearly every day -- we just have to honor the impulse and act.

Goooood Morning Mekong Deltaaaaaaa!

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

From the green standpoint, imagine every stereotype of your perception of Asia at its best, and most chaotic. Delectable natural and organic fruits and vegetables, abundant reuse of building materials and furniture, densely populated cities yet an enormous polluter filled with unmuffled, antiquated vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

60 Years in Journalism: 40 Years Since the Fall of Saigon

Irv Chapman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Irv Chapman

I spent three months in the ABC Saigon Bureau in 1971, coming not from the States but from Moscow. An election was in progress. Vietnam had some 30 newspapers, all but one complaining that the voting was rigged, quite a contrast with the press in Soviet Russia.

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating e...

Vietnam Welcomes America with Open Arms

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Llewellyn King

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

Adventures in Our Own Backyard

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel
Ari Andersen

We don't need to be in transit to be able to approach our days this way. It is possible for me to be living my normal life and be excited for the unknowns of the day. I meet new people and do new things every day.

Vietnam a Half Century after the Gulf of Tonkin

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A look at Vietnam today makes plain just how mistaken and tragic the American venture into war there was. First, though, a brief summary of how the decisive turn into that disastrous mistake a half century ago occurred.

Vietnam Beyond The Hostel

Findery | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Vietnam is a great destination to test out traveling like an adult because you can create an experience that affords you a little bit of luxury for not a lot of money -- and hang on to that feeling that you're really traveling, not just hanging out at an all-inclusive resort and never leaving the property.

How A Toddler Views His Parents' Fight

OWN | Posted 05.13.2014 | OWN

Rapper and actor Saigon and his on-again-off-again love Erica Jean have had a volatile relationship, which has played out on VH1's "Love & Hop Hop: Ne...

'Love & Hip Hop' Stars Clash Over Co-Parenting

OWN | Posted 05.09.2014 | OWN

Fans of "Love & Hip Hop: New York" know rap artist Saigon and his on-again-off-again love Erica as a troubled pair. On their reality show, the two of...

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Andrew Lam

Vietnam is no longer a war, of course, but it remains for many Americans a scar and a haunting metaphor for political disasters and tragic consequences.

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Why So Many Americans Are Retiring In Vietnam

Doris Gallan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

Viet Nam is just beginning to enter into the consciousness of Americans as a potential place to retire or pre-retire after decades of negative associations because of the war. Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans.

I Love the Smell of Napalm

David Sable | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
David Sable

The movie, the experience, the war, the horrors, the "victory" -- were much on my mind as I made my first trip to Vietnam last week. I -- and I'm sorry for the cliché -- felt like I was making a pilgrimage.