Vietnam

Bill Clinton Visits Vietnam to Mark 20th Anniversary of Ties

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton toasts with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh during an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of normalization of relations between the U.S. and Vietnam in Hanoi on July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)

HANOI, Vietnam — For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam. Not that Clinton needed a reminder — he was in Vie... more

'Napalm Girl' Photographer Returns to Vietnam - With iPhone, Instagram

In this June 8, 1972, file photo taken by Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut, South Vietnamese forces follow behind terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

TRANG BANG, Vietnam — He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam's Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says — that's where it happened. That's where the screaming children appeared. That's where I made the picture that the world couldn't forget. Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut was 21 on that day more tha... more

Returned Vietnam Diary Gives Son Glimpse of Father

LONG XUYEN, Vietnam - Vu Dinh Son was 18 months old when his father left home to fight American forces in Vietnam, and just 2 when the man was killed in a foxhole encounter with U.S. Marines. But the son now has fresh glimpses into the life of the father he never knew thanks to a wartime diary, returned to him courtesy of the United States. The... more

Vietnamese Soldier Booted after Torturing Monkey

A Vietnamese soldier has been thrown out of the army after posting graphic photographs on Facebook of the torture and killing of rare wild monkeys, state media said Wednesday. The online images show Nguyen Van Quang, 20, from central Quang Nam province, in military fatigues forcing the monkeys to smoke cigarettes. Other photographs show the mo... more

Photos of Those on Vietnam Memorial Wall Sought

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's goal is to find a photo of each of the 58,286 listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 photos of Wisconsin natives have been found. But, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association is seeking help to find four last photos of fallen Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans. The names are Willie Bedfor... more

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