As a veteran of combat in Vietnam, I am often asked about current wars. Recently I have been asked about soldiers posing with corpses or urinating on corpses in Afghanistan. The "patriotic" media wants us to understand what it is like to be a soldier in war, not to condone the conduct but to ask "who are we to judge?" They want to know about rules of war: "Are there rules about taking pictures with dead bodies?"
A pro-democracy activist has been ordered detained in Vietnam for at least four months, having been charged with organizing terrorist activities, state media reported.
CNN's Joe Carter explains how you can turn a vacation meal into a cultural experience.
As a hangover "cure," they don't come more brutally disturbing than bear bile.
Vietnam's roads are getting more jammed by the day, the traffic accident rate is one of the highest in Asia and infrastructure bottlenecks are crippling an economy that is already in crisis.
Five years ago, Pham Binh Minh was a 15-year-old spending his nights on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital.
It has been more than 40 years since Air Force 1st Lt. David A Thorpe was declared missing in action from the Vietnam War. Now his family will finally receive some closure.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann talks to an artist who has drawn thousands of portraits of fallen U.S. military personnel.
Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.
How do they count the cost? How do they remember the fallen?
For most people, war is a headline in a newspaper or a video on television. But when you live in this city, it's a fact of life.
Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.
Night had fallen when the men heard the sounds on the mountain. First it was a chime, then a recitation of verses, followed by the crackle of wood burning. They scrambled to the summit to see what was happening.
Professor Lee Grismer discusses what he went through to document a new all-female lizard species in Vietnam.
The death toll from the latest round of heavy rain and flooding in central Vietnam continues to soar, with 46 people killed and 21 missing, state-run media report.
Strong turbulence injured 30 people on a Vietnam Airlines flight that landed here Wednesday morning, an airline spokeswoman said.
Vietnamese state media reports floods "has left 20 deaths and four missing in the central provinces".
At least 20 people have died in severe flooding in Vietnam, official media reported Monday.
Twelve people have died, and another nine are missing, due to torrential rains and subsequent severe flooding in central Vietnam, state-run news agencies reported Monday.
The death toll from devastating floods in central Vietnam now stands at 48, state-run news reports said Thursday, citing emergency officials
Two of the four people killed in a fireworks explosion in Vietnam were German citizens, the German Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.
Torrential rain and flash floods has left at least 28 people dead in central Vietnam, state media reported Wednesday.
A fireworks explosion in Hanoi, Vietnam, killed four people and injured three others Wednesday morning, state media reported.
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications has cut off overnight public Internet access in businesses and banned advertisements of online games pending new regulations amid a public outcry over the games' influence on youth, the state-run news agency reported.
CNN's Andrew Stevens meets a victim of a growing Internet crackdown in Vietnam.
Sons, daughters, grandchildren and other relatives of those who died in the Vietnam War gathered before dawn this Father's Day to remember their fallen relatives in a unique way.
35 years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnamese boat people come to grips with their roots. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.
It was April 1975 when I was packed into a military transport plane with two of my siblings as the Vietnam War ended. We left Vietnam to escape communist rule and eventually, take on an additional identity.
The remains of an Air Force major missing since the Vietnam War have been identified after years of searches, the Department of Defense said.
U.S. Marines work to regain the trust of residents in Afghanistan after civilian deaths. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
After the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, U.S. Col. Harry Summers remarked to his North Vietnamese counterpart, "You know you never defeated us on the battlefield." After a moment, the North Vietnamese officer replied: "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant."
An American friend studying in Vietnam was the first to tell me about her problems accessing Facebook, back in November.
Long before people posted their thoughts and feelings on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, millions of people were doing just that on a different sort of wall.
Tributes left at the Vietnam Memorial make their way to a special collection. Photojournalist Bethany Swain has the story.
CNN's Chris Lawrence looks at rising anger over what some Afghans say is US interference.
While President Obama's war council deliberates its strategy toward Afghanistan, the ghost of Vietnam is often invoked as a warning.
Nearly 40 years after members of a U.S. cavalry unit put their lives in peril to save 100 fellow soldiers trapped under blistering enemy fire in Vietnam, they received the Presidential Unit Citation on Tuesday.
The organizers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Federal Express are issuing a nationwide "call for photos" to help document the stories of those lost in the war.
It was 40 years ago this summer that U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Enrique Valdez was nearly killed by shrapnel in Vietnam and 15 years ago that he died from wounds suffered that August in 1969.
About a hundred family, friends and comrades turned out in a heavy rainstorm Monday to honor 123 Americans whose recent deaths they blame on the war in Vietnam.
At least 40 people died when a crowded river boat sank in central Vietnam Sunday -- on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
China and Vietnam have settled a lengthy border dispute nearly 30 years after a month-long war that left tens of thousands of people dead, state-run media reported.
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown group of rare monkeys in the forests of Vietnam.
Forty-seven people are dead or missing in north and central Vietnam after a weekend of heavy flooding, state media reported Sunday.
People wade and ride bikes through flood waters brought by heavy rains in Vietnam.
Dongguan City is the the shoe capital of the world: more footwear is made there than anywhere else on the globe. From 2001 to 2007, the value of footwear exports from its province of Guangdong doubled from $4.3 billion to $9.2 billion, according to China's state-run news agency. But in the past year, hundreds of factories have left town, driven out by the rapidly rising cost of doing business in China.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by a weekend tropical storm have killed at least 100 people in Vietnam, the country's news agency said Monday.
Still being hailed as the next Asian miracle as recently as last year, Vietnam's economy has fallen on hard times
The Olympic torch relay in Australia ends without drama. Andrew Stevens reports.
Julius Derico Jr. didn't need to travel to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington to pay tribute to his fallen comrade -- the first casualty of his unit in Vietnam.
The wall marking the Vietnam war dead has a new web site remembering all who died. CNN's Paul Courson reports.
CNN's Femi Oke has your latest forecast in the international weather update.
The detention of four overseas Vietnamese pro-democracy activists -- including two U.S. citizens -- highlights a changing campaign against the Communist government
Floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Lekima killed at least 46 people in Vietnam and 29 others remain missing.
U.S. and Russian experts remove nuclear fuel in Vietnam and show Jill Dougherty how easily terrorists could hide it.
Dalat Nuclear Research Institute stands on a mountaintop in Vietnam's southern highlands. The nuclear reactor is not what most Vietnamese think of when they think of Dalat. The town, nestled in pine woods, is Vietnam's favorite honeymoon spot.
U.S.-based private investment banking firm EurOrient plans to invest $1 billion a year in Vietnam in the coming years, state media reported Tuesday, citing a company official.
The director of Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July is making his fourth movie about the Vietnam War. But this one, he tells TIME, is just as much about Iraq
President Bush on Wednesday told a convention of veterans that America's experience in Vietnam should be a lesson to those who want U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq. Some military analysts question that contention, including a retired general who served in Vietnam.
Communist Vietnam's prime minister became his country's highest-ranking official to meet a pope on Thursday, an encounter the Vatican called an "important step" towards normalizing diplomatic ties.
The World Trade Organization Tuesday cleared the way for Vietnam to become its 150th member - a move that boosts its trading access with other countries but doesn't yet allow U.S. businesses to freely set up shop in the Southeast Asian nation.
Call it the Vietnam clothes conflict.
Three decades after the end of the Vietnam war, corks are popping in Ho Chi Minh City. The reason might make the man for whom this town was named spin in his grave: Vietnam's stock market is the se...
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Vietnam's state-run Vietcombank plans to list in Hong Kong or Singapore in the country's first overseas listing, people familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Eight meat processing workers came forward Wednesday to claim the $365 million Powerball jackpot, the largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
As a presidential candidate, George W. Bush urged a modest foreign policy, not nation-building. But that changed once he took office.
In 1968 Walter Cronkite returned from Vietnam and told Americans that, in his opinion, the Vietnam war had become a stalemate. That was a turning point.
The morning ritual in Ba Dinh Square in Vietnam's capital involves raising the flag and singing the national anthem, communist overtones that are one of the few signs of the country's roots.
It has been 30 years since the Vietnam War ended and now this country in Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing economies.
Vietnam's death toll from bird flu has risen to 39 with another death this week, state-run media reported on Thursday.
A generation ago there was war. A decade ago the two former enemies established diplomatic relations.
Visitors crowded around a work crew at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Friday as a new name was inscribed on the black granite wall.
Funerals came nearly four decades late for four U.S. servicemen, three of whom who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Small-scale farmers across Asia will need to modify their animal husbandry practices if a bird-flu pandemic is to be avoided, world health experts have been told.
The world is coming close to a deadly pandemic, a top health expert has said at the opening of a bird flu conference in Vietnam.
The World Health Organization has confirmed a report that a 42-year-old man is suffering from bird flu and is being treated in a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Officials in Vietnam have confirmed the death of a 47-year-old man from bird flu, bringing the toll to seven in three weeks.
The World Health Organization says it is chasing up reports of another case of "bird flu" infection in a 42-year-old man in Hanoi, Vietnam.
United Airlines is launching flights from the United States to Vietnam -- marking the first commercial service between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War.
United Airlines is set to make history Thursday by becoming the first U.S. air carrier to offer daily service to Vietnam since the Vietnam War ended nearly 30 years ago.
There was no official announcement, no press release. But make no mistake about it. As demonstrated daily in the language used by those who wage and those who analyze this uninspiring presidential campaign, the historic meaning of the word "patriotism" has been totally rewritten.
Following is the text of a letter to Sen. John Kerry signed by a number of pro-Bush Vietnam veterans, including several GOP congressmen.
"What did you do during the war, daddy?"
United Nations health experts have issued stern warnings about bird flu as the human death toll in Asia rises to 18.
The World Health Organization has confirmed two Vietnamese women recently died from bird flu, and say they may have caught the illness from their brother.
Vietnam has confirmed another human death from bird flu and two new cases of the virus that has stricken or killed millions of chickens in Asia and sparked fears of an epidemic worse than SARS.
Five people are being tested to see if they have bird flu, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters, according to Reuters.
The World Health Organization has confirmed a fifth person in Vietnam has died after contracting a bird flu that has been wiping out chicken farms throughout Asia.
Vietnam has reported four more suspected human cases of avian flu, prompting import bans on chickens and increased warnings from the World Health Organization.
Health officials are sounding the alarm over an outbreak of bird flu that has been racing across chicken farms in Asia, and is being blamed for at least three deaths in Vietnam.
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-- BILL BRADLEY, 50, U.S. Senator (D-New Jersey) on the trial of four Buddhist monks later jailed for organizing political protests in Vietnam: ''It is important that respect for human rights be an...
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Here are some of the places that foreign aggressors have annexed. -- Cambodia (pop. seven million): Vietnam invaded in 1979; still supports a puppet regime. -- East Timor (pop. 700,000): Indonesia ...
CARLA HILLS, 56, U.S. Trade Representative: ''I challenge anyone to name a single country that has suffered economically, culturally, or politically because of free trade.''