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'No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.'
- Richard M. Nixon

Latest hand-picked Vietnam War news and articles

Stunning photos on board Yankee Papa 13 that capture ill-fated mission during the violent throes of the Vietnam War
The 1960s encapsulated a generation at war and was a springboard for protests as well as racial political and social change. It was a time when young men, barely old enough to hold a gun, were sent half a world a way to fight in Vietnam. Often, the human side of the war was untold, with only numbers of those killed in battle displaying the horrors of the war. But in a breathtaking photo essay by photojournalist Larry Burrows, human emotion and the plight of a troop of American soldiers is captured in stunning detail, putting a sympathetic touch to the lives of soldiers serving their country.

Hanoi hotel digs up Vietnam War bunker
Construction workers laying the foundation of a new garden bar at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi have discovered a long-buried air raid shelter allegedly created during the Vietnam War.

Documentary series "Vietnam in HD" delivers a clearer picture than ever of terrible conflict
"Vietnam in HD" -- a new 6-hour documentary series on the Vietnam War -- gets it right in the sense that after you watch it, you want to weep.

Vietnam Infantry Tactics (book review)
"Vietnam Infantry Tactics" explores how US, Australian and Viet Cong troops adapted and evolved tactics throughout the period of conflict.

Disturbing photographs from Vietnam War
Disturbing photographs from Vietnam War.

The CIA-backed Hmong villagers still on the run in the jungles
In a clearing deep inside the Laotian jungle, a group of Hmong fall to the ground and beg me for help. Chor Her, a skinny man wearing torn camouflage, salutes before joining the others on the muddy ground. "We have no food, every day we have to run, we are being hunted like animals," explains one elderly woman, weeping. The young children surrounding her are also crying. These people have been cut off from the world since the United States abandoned them after using them as a secret fighters in a 15-year covert operation backed by the CIA.

Study: Vietnam War bombing raids ineffective, drove neutral citizens into the arms of the Viet Cong
A study reveals that the aerial bombing of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. and allied forces was an ineffective strategy that drove citizens into the arms of the Viet Cong. The study combines two sets of data to re-create the Vietnam War late in 1969 to map where bombing occurred and how the Viet Cong's grip of the bombed area improved.

Photo gallery: Vietnam War through the lens of French war photographer Henri Huet
This online gallery features 57 black-and-white photographs shot by the famous French Vietnam War photographer Henri Huet.

US veterans help Vietnam find mass grave of North Vietnamese soldiers
American veterans of the Vietnam War have helped the Communist country locate a mass grave of 81 of its soldiers who perished during an attack on a U.S. base in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.

Wartime communist propaganda posters popular souvenirs in Vietnam
Vietnamese communist propaganda posters - with the face of Ho Chi Minh or heroic images of Viet Cong fighters - are popular souvenirs for tourists. The posters are common items alongside more usual memorabilia in the streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter tourist district. "It is a souvenir with a style element ... more interesting than a cheap 'fashion' bag that you can find in all these shops," explained a tourist. An authentic poster can fetch up to 2,000 dollars, while copies sell for as little as 5 dollars.