Connections to Today

Regretting the Mission

Endless war can be wearying and takes a toll on our troops. We saw it in Viet Nam, and we're seeing it in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this photo, soldiers quickly march to the ramp of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that will return them to Kandahar Army Air Field on Sept....
Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

“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.”

First Person

First Person

This article originally appeared at the newyorktimes.com. First Person “Being Black in Vietnam,” by George E. Brummell...

America’s amnesia

America’s amnesia

This article originally appeared at TheMekongReview.com. By Thomas A. Bass. Everything wrong with the new ten-part PBS...

The Legacy of Agent Orange

The Legacy of Agent Orange

Producer/Director:  Gloria Messer. Producer/Host: Heather Wokusch. An original series on the Manhattan Neighborhood...

49 Years Ago…

49 Years Ago…

49 years ago today (8/19/1968), 32 FBI agents, Federal Marshals, and Border Patrol officers, backed up by 100 local...