Legacies: Unexploded Ordnance

April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day

Việt Nam Note: Chuck Searcy, Project RENEW, 4 April 2020 Today, April 4, is International Mine Awareness Day, led by the United Nations and its Member States to focus the world's attention on the challenge to clean up the vast and lethal contamination of bombs and...
Ending War, American-Style

Ending War, American-Style

This Tomgram posted by Andrew Bacevitch on September 10, 2019, with introduction by Nick Turse, speaks to the moral bankruptcy of the United States in regards to its historic and ongoing reckless...

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

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.

Patrick Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

Patrick Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

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…. Words cannot adequately describe the magnitude of the catastrophe of that war for the people of both countries. 

Unexploded bombs continue to haunt Hà Giang

Unexploded bombs continue to haunt Hà Giang

HÀ GIANG — Residents of Thanh Thuỷ Commune in Vị Xuyên District said they are still occasionally startled by an explosion somewhere in the mountains nearby, a cruel reminder of a bloody border war 40 years ago.