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Vietnam War

Xeroxing the War

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Arjen Kamphuis

The Xerox technology in 1969 has been replaced by a global computer network that uses encryption to protect the identity of the whistleblowers. Even Wikileaks does not know their identities. But the media's response is simply surreal.

Vietnam Finds Mass Grave Of Communist Soldiers

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

HANOI, Vietnam -- Farmers have found a grave containing the remains of at least 20 communist soldiers killed during the Vietnam War. Military officer...

The Music, Media and Mayhem of Vietnam

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As a Vietnam veteran, I am convinced that we will argue about Vietnam until all of us baby boomers are dead and gone. But there is a way to cut through all the commotion, and that's though music.

Photographing a Vietnamese War Hero

Catherine Karnow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Catherine Karnow

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Agent Orange Victims Get Scientology 'Detox'

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese with ailments linked to Agent Orange are undergoing a "detoxification" treatment involving saunas and vitamins that ...

Radical Catholics: Remembering The Catonsville Nine

Shawn Francis Peters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Shawn Francis Peters

The Catonsville Nine still are worth remembering. Their protest and trial provided a singularly sweeping and sharp critique of the failings of American society in the 1960s. But it's probably a mistake to remember them merely as one-dimensional religious icons.

Entrepreneurship Is Hard But You Can't Die

Steve Blank | Posted 11.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Everyone has events that shape the rest of their lives. This was one of mine.

PHOTOS: The Vietnam Pictures We'll Never Forget

David Hume Kennerly | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty
David Hume Kennerly

Once you're seen a world-class news photograph, it's hard, if not impossible, to get that image out of your mind. If television brought the Vietnam War into your living room, it was the still photo that took it to your soul.

Peace in the (13th) Valley

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Doug Bradley

Finally, somebody had gotten it right -- the language, danger, cadence, frustration, and racial tension were all how I'd remembered them, even if I wasn't engaged in combat myself but rather reported on soldier's exploits from the rear. I'd been there, damnit, and this is exactly what it felt like.

51 Years After U.S. Began Chemical War on Vietnam, Be Silent, Then Take Action

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Marjorie Cohn

For the past 51 years, the Vietnamese people have been attempting to address this legacy of war by trying to get the United States and the chemical companies to accept responsibility for this ongoing nightmare.

Tighten Up

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Apparently, there's a viral image making the rounds today supposedly showing a McDonald's golden arches sign that says "We Support Chick-fil-A, Now Tr...

In Praise of the Alphas

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 09.28.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Blackney

Gimme a genius, righteous, hot, alpha male hero and all will be right with the world. So sayeth the ladies who are tired of geek culture, video games, and soft hands.

Should Military Service Be Mandatory?

Sanah Imran | Posted 09.24.2012 | Teen
Sanah Imran

Although forcing every private citizen to serve may seem radical and undemocratic at first blush, something must be done to rectify the average American's misplaced patriotism.

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Picking the Greatest American Progressives: A Book Review

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Jack Rothman

Teddy Roosevelt carried out imperialist wars, FDR imprisoned Japanese-American civilians in internment camps, and Lyndon Johnson expanded and intensified the Vietnam War. These men can claim valuable achievements, but how do their unjust misdeeds figure in?

WATCH: Ex-Vietnam War Enemies Reunite As Friends 40 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Good News

Until four years ago, the only memory they had of one another was when Daniel Cherry shot down New Yen Hong Me's plane in a dog fight over Hanoi in Ap...

Romney's Tax Returns Are Only the Beginning

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In today's America, more than any time in the recent and not so recent past, wide discrepancies in wealth are something people are aware of. Extreme wealth, more than ever, cuts two ways for a candidate.

Why the Clintons Need Obama to Win: Uncertainty as Hillary Pushes the Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
William Bradley

If Hillary Clinton is to have the option of running for president in 2016, she needs a strong legacy as secretary of state, by far the most important post she's ever held.

Comedy Takes a Stand for the Troops in Manhattan

Jim Luce | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

If the U.S. government recruits soldiers and sends them around the world often in harm's way, it is incumbent upon our nation and its people to be there for them when the return. Stand for the Troops helps us do just that.

Clinton Visits War-Scarred Laos

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

VIENTIANE, Laos — Decades after the U.S. gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world's most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of Sta...

WATCH: Seeking Forgiveness And Healing In Vietnam

Stephen Olsson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion

As I entered the busy hotel lobby in Ho Chi Minh City, I had a strange feeling that I was looking for a group of people I had never met, but somehow,...

More U.S. Folly in Afghanistan

William Astore | Posted 09.06.2012 | World
William Astore

When the United States finally tired of the corruption and waste of Vietnam, we pulled out our props, only to witness the unviability of our client state without massive U.S. aid. What happens when we finally tire of Afghanistan?

Hand Over Heart

Lee Woodruff | Posted 09.03.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

More than 10 years after 9/11, we are tentative patriots. We gauge our neighbors' politics, we stick a finger in the air to test the atmosphere before considering a declaration of love for our country.

Tough Times For The Fireworks Industry

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

* Hard times, tight budgets curtail fireworks displays * Fourth of July holiday long associated with fireworks * Power o...

Odd Supreme Court Ruling Draws Ire From Veterans

AP | ALLEN REED | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Jack Jacobs can proudly – and truthfully – say he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor in Vietnam. Afte...