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Arizona Moon by J.M. Graham

J. M. Graham enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1965 and served as a corpsman in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in 1967. 271 more words


Cu Chi, Vietnam

The Cu Chi tunnels north of Ho Chi Minh are a popular tourist attraction today – but during the Vietnam War they were a link between Saigon and Cambodia that allowed the Viet Cong to covertly move supplies and personnel beneath the dense foliage that made up the battlefields surrounding the Saigon River. 206 more words


Vietnam War, A Retrospective: Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer

Forty years after the end of the war in Vietnam comes a widely-acclaimed, generously awarded début novel—The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 846 more words

Book Reviews

Hoa Lo Prison (aka The Hanoi Hilton)

I would like readers to approach this post with an open mind into history and understanding.  Many suffered during the American / Vietnam War as well as the French atrocities way before the Americans got involved and also wars in the distant past with Chinese invaders and even wars as recently as the 1970s and 1980s as related to the regime in Cambodia and also conflicts with Thailand.    174 more words


In Just One Week, America Has Demonstrated That It Lost the Mideast

American Strategic Dissonance Has Lost Us the Mideast

When reviewing the news for the last week, it is often hard to keep up with what’s going on globally when so much of our popular media here is consumed with the sexual peccadilloes of the two presidential candidates. 1,698 more words


Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda

Vĩnh Tràng is a Buddhist temple in the Mekong Delta village of Mỹ Hóa. In the 1800s, the French coveted Mỹ Hóa because of its strategic location between the Mekong River and Old Saigon — and for that same reason, this beautiful area was the focal point of countless military campaigns during the Vietnam War.