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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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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
Findery

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.

Vietnamese Americans: Looking Backward

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Today marks the anniversary of the evacuation of Vietnamese from what was once their home country: a moment that dispersed us to far flung places -- Paris and Berlin, Louisiana and Minnesota, Hong Kong and Manila.

Underground Trade Part Six: The Shame (of Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Sometimes it's hard to imagine this thing we used to call "shame." In the era of reality TV and YouTube, where almost anything goes, shame seems like a social anachronism.

10 Tips For Travelers To Vietnam

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

If you have a phobia of thousands of motorbikes coming at you from all directions, think twice about Saigon. There are hardly any stoplights in the city, and a constant stream of traffic.

PHOTOS: Asia's Intrigue, Adventure And Great Food

Laura Lippstone | Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

Who hasn't fantasized about the Orient-Express? I want to ditch the hoodie, my overbearing dachshund and job for some adventure on the rails.

Why I Care About Hip Hop

Saigon | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Saigon

I wonder when and how did the art form stop reflecting the realities of the place where it was born? It's become the opposite of what is taking place in its birthplace. We are in some of the worst economic times in modern history but you wouldn't believe this if you listened to a rap song.

Duped by the CIA

Stanley K. Sheinbaum | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books
Stanley K. Sheinbaum

It became clear to me after a few discreet, and not-so-discreet, probing interviews that we were a cover for the United States government to prop up an anti-democratic South Vietnamese regime.

On Afghanistan: Are We Prepared for Saigon 1975 All Over Again?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

We need to remember the tragic consequences of withdrawing too early from South Vietnam, which also involved very similar circumstances that now exist today in Afghanistan.

Obama's Vietnam

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Going beyond a surface-level reading one finds a number of eerie similarities between Afghanistan and Vietnam in terms of military, political and strategic blunders committed by the U.S.