Vietnam War - updates

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USAID launches latest cleanup for Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Hanoi says up to 3 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange and that one million suffer grave health repercussions today

Painful past unearthed as French PM visits Dien Bien Phu battle site

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:30 AM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who is in Vietnam for a 3-day visit, is the second senior French leader to visit Dien Bien Phu

VISIT. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe tours a former French military command bunker in Dien Bien Phu on November 3, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Cambodia offers to resume search for U.S. Vietnam War missing

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:30 AM

Cambodian strongman Hun Sen says his intention is to restart the 'important' mission of retrieving the remains of American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War

REMAINS. A joint US/Kingdom of Cambodia team investigated the crash site at the Vietnam side of the border and found the remains of US military service members from the Vietnam War. File photo by Paul Richards/AFP

John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'It was his stubbornness, his strong stance that I loved when arguing with him,' says retired colonel Tran Trong Duyet, former director of the infamous Hoa Lo prison

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination for General John Kelly, USMC (Ret.) to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Veteran US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the Mayo Clinic, whose doctors performed the surgery in Phoenix, said in a statement released by McCain's office.  / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Almost 60 000 Australian military personnel fought alongside the United States in Vietnam with 521 losing their lives

Trump surges in poll after McCain attack

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:31 AM

The hotel magnate is the favorite for 24 of Republican and Republican leaning independent voters outpacing rivals Scott Walker and Jeb Bush

FAUX PAS. In this file photo, US businessman Donald Trump gestures after announcing that he is running to be president of the United States during an event at Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, June 16, 2015. Justin Lane/EPA

Trump heaps scorn on war hero record of 'loser' McCain

Jul 19, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Trump says McCain – a decorated aviator who was tortured in a prison camp for 5 years – did not deserve hero status for his Vietnam War service

FAUX PAS. In this file photo, US businessman Donald Trump gestures after announcing that he is running to be president of the United States during an event at Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, June 16, 2015. Justin Lane/EPA

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Vietnam has come a long way since the end of the war

Two men hang a billboard which marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, at a street in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 18 April 2015. Le Quang Nhat/EPA

China's Vietnam veterans fighting new battle

Jun 10, 2014 - 1:03 PM

China often vows aid for its veterans – estimated to number millions – but rules conflict and are poorly enforced

VETERAN. This picture taken on May 8, 2014 shows former Chinese Vietnam veteran soldier Teng Xingqiu showing a photo of his military badge received for his participation in China's war with Vietnam in a restaurant in Yiyang, central China's Hunan province. Tom Hancock/AFP

'Grittier' Miss Saigon returns to London stage

May 25, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The wait fans and critics say was worth it

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War veteran Kerry returns to Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Dec 16, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Decades ago on these very waters I was one of many who witnessed the difficult period in our shared history Today I m bearing witness to how far our nations have come together

BACK IN VIETNAM. Visiting US State Secretary John Kerry (R) talks with local students during a visit to Kien Vang village in the southern province of Ca Mau, along the Mekong River Delta, on December 15, 2013. AFP/Vietnam News Agency

Horrors of war in Spec Ops: The Line

May 14, 2013 - 6:11 PM

Spec Ops teaches us that there is a steep price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction

SANDBLASTED. The only way to fight a sandstorm is to wait it out. All images taken from the official Spec Ops: The Line ( website

Stanley Karnow, US journalist and author, dies

Jan 28, 2013 - 7:48 AM

American journalist and author Stanley Karnow best known for his writings on the Vietnam War and US Philippine history died Sunday