Fake News and Vietnam

During a visit last year to Vietnam, I made the trek to Khe Sanh, one of the key battles during the Tet Offensive, which happened 50 years ago. For most of the journey, I bristled at the Vietnamese guide and propagandist, who maintained Tet was a major victory for the Communist forces. I finally had … Continue reading Fake News and Vietnam

Media Myths and Vietnam

The media myths surrounding the Vietnam War continue to shape U.S. policy in Asia and throughout the world. As I recently wandered through Vietnam, particularly the area near the DMZ, or the demilitarized zone that separated North and South Vietnam, I couldn’t help but think how media narratives had changed the course of the war … Continue reading Media Myths and Vietnam

“If you don’t have freedom you don’t have anything”

While I was leaving the station after Saturday's Show I noticed a group of people across the street from the station: As I got closer it appeared they were flying South Vietnamese flags Sure enough it was a mix of Hmong and other vets: There was a wreath laying and Signs thanking the US for … Continue reading “If you don’t have freedom you don’t have anything”

Vietnam war event at Worcester City Hall 4/30

Today while we celebrate a day of glory for our military it is not inappropriate to remember some other people who fought with us many years ago. At the Worcester City hall Saturday afternoon a group of vets and Vietnamese Americans held a ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of the fall of Saigon We … Continue reading Vietnam war event at Worcester City Hall 4/30