Vietnam

John Kerry returns to Vietnam

John Kerry returns to Vietnam

John Kerry first set foot in Vietnam 44 years ago, a young U.S. Navy officer fighting in a war that would come to profoundly influence his political career and foreign policy thinking. He returned again Saturday, this time as America’s top diplomat, offering security assurances and working to promote democratic and economic reforms in the […]

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam’s Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills. Now after a decades-long wait, a historic “Agent Orange” clean-up is finally beginning. The base was a key site in the US defoliant program during the Vietnam War, and much of the […]

Senate frontrunner lied about serving in Vietnam

Senate frontrunner lied about serving in Vietnam

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the acknowledged front runner for the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, lied repeatedly about serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal, a Democrat, not only never served in combat, he sought multiple deferments to avoid military service and — when those deferments ran out — used political connections to land a […]