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NVA Sketchbook's Long Strange Trip:

February 22nd, 2018

L ost in a bloody fight during Tet 1968, a captured NVA fighter's sketchbook chronicle finally finds it way back home. North Vietnamese Army Private Le Duc Tuan crouched in a hastily dug fighting position with two fellow squad members in the early hours of March 26, 1968.

Cam Ne Burning:

February 22nd, 2018

Less than a month after landing at Da Nang on July 7, 1965, with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Lieutenant Franklin Cox found himself on the outskirts of the Viet Cong-controlled complex of villages known as Cam Ne. What was about to unfold was just a foretaste of the frustrations and missteps that would engulf the U.S. forces sent to engage and destroy a formidable enemy that was often indistinguishable from innocents.

Vietnam News- December 2010:

February 22nd, 2018

During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent two-day visit to Hanoi, she met with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem to mark the 15th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, and urged Vietnam to ease its human rights restrictions, citing the recent arrests of religious freedom advocates and Internet access restrictions. She also vowed to "increase cooperation in dealing with the legacy of the wartime herbicide Agent Orange."

Vietnam Will Win: Military Realities:

February 21st, 2018

By the turn of the year 1967-68, it was clear that things had developed just as the NLF leadership had foreseen. And they continued to do so throughout 1968.

Marine served two tours in Vietnam:

February 21st, 2018

Recognitions: Purple Heart Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Vietnam Gallantry Cross; Vietnam Civil Action Ribbon; Navy Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; Good Conduct Medal; Presidential Unit Citation ; National Defense Service Medal; Expert Pistol Badge; Expert Rifle Badge His story: Ronnie Westberry didn't know a war was waging in Vietnam when he and a group of friends enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was undergoing advanced weapons training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., when he started to hear first-hand accounts about the escalating conflict.

Child obesity soaring in Vietnam with urban youngsters at highest risk:

February 21st, 2018

Childhood obesity is rapidly increasing in Vietnam with a new study revealing that 11.2% of youngsters aged six to 10 are overweight and 10.1% obese. These statistics showed a significant increase from the year 2000, where the prevalence of overweightness and obesity combined was 10.4%.

Gap and Walmart slump while NXP and Rite Aid rise:

February 21st, 2018

The steakhouse chain agreed to be taken private by RhA ne Capital for $15.75 a share, or $445 million. The home decor retailer said store traffic slowed down late in the fourth quarter and it had to offer more discounts.

Personal Journeys: Family, Meet My Old Love: Saigon:

February 20th, 2018

Almost as soon as we landed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I set out to make my family miserable. This was not difficult.

In the SCS, U.S. and U.K. Navy Deployments Won't Change Anything:

February 20th, 2018

The turbulent waters of the South China Sea will get a bit more crowded over the next month. This week, a U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson docked in Manila the first visit by a U.S. carrier to the Philippines since 2014.

Unique fossilized coral reef found on Vietnamese coast:

February 20th, 2018

Experts from the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources have found a unique complex of fossilized coral, believed to date back to 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, on the coast of Ly Son Island, 30 km off central Quang Ngai province. Nguyen Xuan Nam from the institute said a group of researchers and scientists found the population of palaeontological coral reefs over an area of 20,000 square meters extending 400 meters along the coast, northeast of the island, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Business | Series of Workshops to Benefit Small Business Owners Set to Begin in March:

February 20th, 2018

The workshops will be held on Saturdays starting March 17 and running through May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You must register to attend. "If you are thinking of starting a business of your own and wondering where to begin, register NOW to get the basics through this FREE eight-part informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and RI SCORE ," said the library in their press release.

Jacinda Ardern expects CPTPP text to be released on Wednesday:

February 20th, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the full text of the new-look trans pacific partnership will be released on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking on her way into caucus, Ardern said she expected the full text along with an National Interest Analysis to be released on Wednesday.

How to deal with currency while in Vietnam, and other money-saving tips:

February 19th, 2018

Question : I will be traveling to Vietnam. Am I legally permitted to bring Vietnamese currency into Vietnam from the United States? Just for background: The dong is the national currency issued by the State Bank of Vietnam, the central bank.

Vietnam Will Win: Taking on the Pentagon:

February 19th, 2018

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 TAat Offensive, CounterPunch is serializing Wilfred Burchett's Vietnam Will Win over the next few weeks. Readers can judge for themselves the validity of the facts, observations, analysis, conclusions, predictions and so on made by the author.

Pho Burritos and Boba Horchata: Cris and John Blends Mexican Fare and Vietnamese Street Food:

February 19th, 2018

Two months ago, Cristina Mendez and John Pham opened their first restaurant together. At the ripe age of 23, the couple decided to bring together the culinary bests of both of their cultures into Cris and John's Vietnamese Street Food.

This was the Vietnam I dreamed of:

February 18th, 2018

Determined to neither exceed nor ease from the posted 70-km-per-hour speed limit along Vietnam's National Route 1A, my driver, Dai, pulsed the gas pedal with his foot as we traveled north on the two-lane highway to the imperial city of Hue. The road climbed gently from the outskirts of Da Nang toward mountains that serve as a kind of waistband for the lanky country that stretches more than 1,000 miles north to south but is barely 35 miles east to west at its midsection.

Agent Orange: Cruelest remnant of the Vietnam War:

February 18th, 2018

It's been 10 years since John Greenman first reported about Agent Orange's impact on Vietnamese citizens. Greenman recently returned to see what, if anything , has changed.

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