On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

May 3, 2015

On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

by Mike Ives

Vietnam’s busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country’s powerful military. To alleviate congestion at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat ...

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

Apr 26, 2015

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until U.S. President Gerald Ford ordered remaining U.S. forces to evacuate the children. Forty years after the final flight of Operation ...

Mar 25, 2015

Vietnam wants full lifting of U.S. arms embargo

Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan, Vietnam affirm partnership on maritime security

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan have agreed to continue bilateral efforts to ensure maritime security while underlining the importance of respecting the rule of law, ministry officials said. Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. World Conference on ...