Tag Archives: Saigon

How Vietnam Changed Journalism

The last journalists leaving Saigon in April 1975. “When I first got to Saigon as a journalist, in 1963, I took it for granted that American policy to counter Communist expansion into the southern part of Vietnam was the right … Continue reading

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Vietnam War haunts are now for dong millionaires

Hotel Continental “The bars of Saigon were home for two generations of war correspondents, the reporters who covered the French and American conflicts. They offered an essential interlude between forays out of the city to the battlefields of Vietnam. Some … Continue reading

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Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists – Holland Cotter

A detail of Leon Golub’s “Vietnam II” (1973), at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “Whatever happened to ‘protest art’ — issue-specific, say-no-to-power-and-say-it-loud art? Here we are, embroiled, as a nation, in what many in the art world regard as a … Continue reading

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The Largest Military Construction Project in History

American contractors building a bridge across the Saigon River during the Vietnam War. “By late 1967, there were 485,600 American troops in South Vietnam; over the course of the war, nearly 2.6 million American service members would serve in country. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of war: My journalist father’s Vietnam odyssey, revisited

Duc Co Special Forces camp, 1965: Wounded soldiers crouch in the dust as a U.S. helicopter takes off from a clearing. This was one of many images taken by photojournalist Tim Page that chronicled the Vietnam conflict. “Chevy Chase, Md., … Continue reading

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U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response in Vietnam War, Cables Show

President Johnson with Gen. William Westmoreland in South Vietnam in 1967. “In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Vietnam War Heritage in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

“30th April 2015 saw the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, a critical moment in history that ultimately led to the end of the War in Vietnam (or the American War as it is known in Vietnam). Giving any … Continue reading

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