This post originally appeared at mnvietnam.com. David Cooley enlisted in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and found himself having a direct role in supplying bombs for aircraft carriers. He was in country in 1972, one year after the release of the Pentagon...
At age 30, Nguyen Thi Thuy has started in a job that everyone in Vietnam believed that only men could do. This mother of one daughter now leads an all-female clearance team of 16 members for clearing cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war contaminated land in Quang Tri Province.
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga on April 16 presented the Friendship Order, a notable distinction of the Vietnamese State, to Executive Director of the War Legacies Project (WLP) Susan Marie Hammond.
When I became a senator for Vermont in 1975, one of the first votes I cast was for a law to stop funding the war in Vietnam. That law passed by one vote.Many of us know people who served in the war. Some lost their lives. Others were grievously wounded. Words cannot adequately describe the magnitude of the catastrophe of that war for the people of both countries. Forty-four years later, we still struggle in our country with the remnants of the divisions in our society caused by the war, as do the people of Vietnam.
This obituary originally appeared at the BuffaloNews.com. By Mark Sommer Aug. 21, 1948 – April 15, 2019 The story in August 1968 spoke to the times and to Bruce Beyer’s convictions. The headline, “Protesters, Police Battle in Church,” appeared on the...
This post originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Alfred McCoy’s new Dispatch Book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power, won’t officially be published until September, but it’s already...
“The My Lai Massacre hit the front pages…. I went and turned myself in to the Presidio stockade, and refused orders to Vietnam.”
A bipartisan official U.S. Senate delegation of nine Senators will visit South Korea and Vietnam for meetings with government and military leaders April 14 thru April 23.
In a shadow world of black ops, mercenaries, and drug lords he hadn’t even known existed, he first stumbled upon some of the secrets of the U.S. national security state.
“Why didn’t I intervene and stop … these guys from gang raping this 16-year-old villager? Why didn’t I stop that? I didn’t.”
“Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975,” now at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “The nation was in danger of losing its soul, and American artists — some, anyway — were trying to save theirs by denouncing what they viewed as a racist war.”