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Why are we still in 'Vietghanistan?'updated: Sat May 05 2012 18:23:00

As a veteran of combat in Vietnam, I am often asked about current wars. Recently I have been asked about soldiers posing with corpses or urinating on corpses in Afghanistan. The "patriotic" media wants us to understand what it is like to be a soldier in war, not to condone the conduct but to ask "who are we to judge?" They want to know about rules of war: "Are there rules about taking pictures with dead bodies?"

Human rights activist detained in Vietnam on 'terrorism' chargeupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 03:52:00

A pro-democracy activist has been ordered detained in Vietnam for at least four months, having been charged with organizing terrorist activities, state media reported.

Taste your travels with foodie vacationsupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 16:58:00

CNN's Joe Carter explains how you can turn a vacation meal into a cultural experience.

A second life for Vietnam's bile bearsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 04:42:00

As a hangover "cure," they don't come more brutally disturbing than bear bile.

Vietnam lawmaker bans officials from golfupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 05:59:00

Vietnam's roads are getting more jammed by the day, the traffic accident rate is one of the highest in Asia and infrastructure bottlenecks are crippling an economy that is already in crisis.

Giving Vietnam's street kids a chanceupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 16:51:00

Five years ago, Pham Binh Minh was a 15-year-old spending his nights on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital.

Remains of missing Vietnam War serviceman identifiedupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 19:57:00

It has been more than 40 years since Air Force 1st Lt. David A Thorpe was declared missing in action from the Vietnam War. Now his family will finally receive some closure.

2010: Vietnam vet draws portraits of warupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 05:53:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann talks to an artist who has drawn thousands of portraits of fallen U.S. military personnel.

Vietnam on alert for smugglers after deadly snakes found on trainupdated: Mon May 30 2011 11:38:00

Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.

U.S. leaders remember those they sent into the battleupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:36:00

How do they count the cost? How do they remember the fallen?

Afghan war is not another Vietnamupdated: Fri May 06 2011 11:36:00

For most people, war is a headline in a newspaper or a video on television. But when you live in this city, it's a fact of life.

Vietnam's own 'great wall' uncoveredupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:44:00

Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.

An act of faith, desperation or protest: Self-immolations through timeupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 13:32:00

Night had fallen when the men heard the sounds on the mountain. First it was a chime, then a recitation of verses, followed by the crackle of wood burning. They scrambled to the summit to see what was happening.

Professor's lizard discovery in Vietnamupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 19:00:00

Professor Lee Grismer discusses what he went through to document a new all-female lizard species in Vietnam.

46 killed in landslides, floods in Vietnamupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 12:18:00

The death toll from the latest round of heavy rain and flooding in central Vietnam continues to soar, with 46 people killed and 21 missing, state-run media report.

30 people hurt on flight from Vietnam to Franceupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 09:53:00

Strong turbulence injured 30 people on a Vietnam Airlines flight that landed here Wednesday morning, an airline spokeswoman said.

Vietnam's flooding death toll at 20updated: Tue Oct 19 2010 11:41:00

Vietnamese state media reports floods "has left 20 deaths and four missing in the central provinces".

Death toll rises in latest round of flooding in Vietnamupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 11:41:00

At least 20 people have died in severe flooding in Vietnam, official media reported Monday.

At least 12 killed by latest round of flooding in Vietnamupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:28:00

Twelve people have died, and another nine are missing, due to torrential rains and subsequent severe flooding in central Vietnam, state-run news agencies reported Monday.

In Vietnam, death toll rises from floodingupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 11:44:00

The death toll from devastating floods in central Vietnam now stands at 48, state-run news reports said Thursday, citing emergency officials

Two German citizens killed in Hanoi fireworks explosionupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:51:00

Two of the four people killed in a fireworks explosion in Vietnam were German citizens, the German Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.

28 dead in Vietnam floods, state media reportupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 22:40:00

Torrential rain and flash floods has left at least 28 people dead in central Vietnam, state media reported Wednesday.

Hanoi fireworks explosion kills 4, state news agency reportsupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 15:20:00

A fireworks explosion in Hanoi, Vietnam, killed four people and injured three others Wednesday morning, state media reported.

Vietnam restricts online gaming over youth concernsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 09:29:00

Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications has cut off overnight public Internet access in businesses and banned advertisements of online games pending new regulations amid a public outcry over the games' influence on youth, the state-run news agency reported.

Vietnam's Internet crackdownupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 13:40:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens meets a victim of a growing Internet crackdown in Vietnam.

Families gather at Vietnam memorial to remember fallen fathersupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 14:06:00

Sons, daughters, grandchildren and other relatives of those who died in the Vietnam War gathered before dawn this Father's Day to remember their fallen relatives in a unique way.

Vietnam's lasting legacyupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 17:03:00

35 years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnamese boat people come to grips with their roots. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.

From Vietnamese refugee to U.S. representativeupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:11:00

It was April 1975 when I was packed into a military transport plane with two of my siblings as the Vietnam War ended. We left Vietnam to escape communist rule and eventually, take on an additional identity.

Remains identified as MIA major from Vietnam Warupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 02:40:00

The remains of an Air Force major missing since the Vietnam War have been identified after years of searches, the Department of Defense said.

Winning minds, disarming IEDsupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 15:52:00

U.S. Marines work to regain the trust of residents in Afghanistan after civilian deaths. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.

Is Afghanistan today's South Vietnam?updated: Mon Mar 01 2010 15:52:00

After the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, U.S. Col. Harry Summers remarked to his North Vietnamese counterpart, "You know you never defeated us on the battlefield." After a moment, the North Vietnamese officer replied: "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant."

Vietnam arrests ex-airline CEO and investigates othersupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 13:43:00

Authorities in Vietnam have arrested the former chief executive officer of Jetstar Pacific Airlines and are preventing two airline executives from leaving the country, Vietnamese and Australian officials said.

Facebookers blame Vietnam for blocking siteupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 17:03:00

An American friend studying in Vietnam was the first to tell me about her problems accessing Facebook, back in November.

Mementos at the memorialupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 06:54:00

Long before people posted their thoughts and feelings on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, millions of people were doing just that on a different sort of wall.

Tributes to fallen find a homeupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 06:54:00

Tributes left at the Vietnam Memorial make their way to a special collection. Photojournalist Bethany Swain has the story.

Afghan backlash over US helpupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 17:21:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence looks at rising anger over what some Afghans say is US interference.

Afghanistan haunted by ghost of Vietnamupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 17:21:00

While President Obama's war council deliberates its strategy toward Afghanistan, the ghost of Vietnam is often invoked as a warning.

Vietnam vets receive presidential citation for heroismupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 12:59:00

Nearly 40 years after members of a U.S. cavalry unit put their lives in peril to save 100 fellow soldiers trapped under blistering enemy fire in Vietnam, they received the Presidential Unit Citation on Tuesday.

Photos of fallen Vietnam veterans soughtupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 11:39:00

The organizers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Federal Express are issuing a nationwide "call for photos" to help document the stories of those lost in the war.

Name added to Vietnam Memorial helps family heal old woundsupdated: Thu May 07 2009 12:11:00

It was 40 years ago this summer that U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Enrique Valdez was nearly killed by shrapnel in Vietnam and 15 years ago that he died from wounds suffered that August in 1969.

Ceremony marks lives shortened by Vietnam Warupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:56:00

About a hundred family, friends and comrades turned out in a heavy rainstorm Monday to honor 123 Americans whose recent deaths they blame on the war in Vietnam.

Fan tales: A Vietnamese football experienceupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 07:16:00

Editor's note: Football fans Daniel and Clinton Rowling were in Vietnam late December when the country won a major tournament for the first time. The event sparked wild celebrations in the South East Asian nation but joy soon turned to carnage as five people died and dozens were injured in the celebrations. They share their story.

40 killed in Vietnam boat sinkingupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 00:40:00

At least 40 people died when a crowded river boat sank in central Vietnam Sunday -- on the eve of the Lunar New Year.

Report: China, Vietnam agree on land borderupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 22:34:00

China and Vietnam have settled a lengthy border dispute nearly 30 years after a month-long war that left tens of thousands of people dead, state-run media reported.

Rare monkeys spotted in Vietnamupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 22:38:00

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown group of rare monkeys in the forests of Vietnam.

47 dead, missing in Vietnam floodsupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 23:37:00

Forty-seven people are dead or missing in north and central Vietnam after a weekend of heavy flooding, state media reported Sunday.

Storms cause Vietnam floodingupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 23:37:00

People wade and ride bikes through flood waters brought by heavy rains in Vietnam.

FSB: Vietnam? India? The search for the new Chinaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 10:32:00

Dongguan City is the the shoe capital of the world: more footwear is made there than anywhere else on the globe. From 2001 to 2007, the value of footwear exports from its province of Guangdong doubled from $4.3 billion to $9.2 billion, according to China's state-run news agency. But in the past year, hundreds of factories have left town, driven out by the rapidly rising cost of doing business in China.

100 die in Vietnam flash floodsupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 07:13:00

Flash floods and landslides triggered by a weekend tropical storm have killed at least 100 people in Vietnam, the country's news agency said Monday. Vietnam's Troubled Economyupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 08:00:00

Still being hailed as the next Asian miracle as recently as last year, Vietnam's economy has fallen on hard times

Australia torch relayupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 07:41:00

The Olympic torch relay in Australia ends without drama. Andrew Stevens reports.

Vets pay tribute to fallen comrades at virtual Vietnam wallupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 16:19:00

Julius Derico Jr. didn't need to travel to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington to pay tribute to his fallen comrade -- the first casualty of his unit in Vietnam.

Vietnam wall goes onlineupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 16:19:00

The wall marking the Vietnam war dead has a new web site remembering all who died. CNN's Paul Courson reports.

International weather updateupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 22:18:00

CNN's Femi Oke has your latest forecast in the international weather update. Vietnam Arrests a New Activist Breedupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 12:30:00

The detention of four overseas Vietnamese pro-democracy activists -- including two U.S. citizens -- highlights a changing campaign against the Communist government

Deadly floods in Vietnamupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 05:44:00

Floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Lekima killed at least 46 people in Vietnam and 29 others remain missing.

How to stop a dirty bombupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 08:26:00

U.S. and Russian experts remove nuclear fuel in Vietnam and show Jill Dougherty how easily terrorists could hide it.

A firsthand look at removing a nuclear threatupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 08:26:00

Dalat Nuclear Research Institute stands on a mountaintop in Vietnam's southern highlands. The nuclear reactor is not what most Vietnamese think of when they think of Dalat. The town, nestled in pine woods, is Vietnam's favorite honeymoon spot.

CNNMoney: U.S. firm plans Vietnam investmentupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 06:08:00

U.S.-based private investment banking firm EurOrient plans to invest $1 billion a year in Vietnam in the coming years, state media reported Tuesday, citing a company official. Oliver Stone Goes Back to Warupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 08:00:00

The director of Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July is making his fourth movie about the Vietnam War. But this one, he tells TIME, is just as much about Iraq

Retired general: Parallels between Iraq, Vietnam overplayedupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 04:41:00

President Bush on Wednesday told a convention of veterans that America's experience in Vietnam should be a lesson to those who want U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq. Some military analysts question that contention, including a retired general who served in Vietnam.

Vietnam trade gap nearly doublingupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 03:07:00

Vietnam's trade deficit will nearly double to $8 billion this year from $4.8 billion in 2006, but efforts to reduce the shortfall should not come at the expense of investment and growth, a government minister said on Wednesday.

Vietnam in historical Vatican meetupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 22:42:00

Communist Vietnam's prime minister became his country's highest-ranking official to meet a pope on Thursday, an encounter the Vatican called an "important step" towards normalizing diplomatic ties.

CNNMoney: WTO votes in Vietnam as its newest memberupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 09:06:00

The World Trade Organization Tuesday cleared the way for Vietnam to become its 150th member - a move that boosts its trading access with other countries but doesn't yet allow U.S. businesses to freely set up shop in the Southeast Asian nation.

CNNMoney: Vietnam: The trade fightupdated: Sat Aug 12 2006 09:21:00

Call it the Vietnam clothes conflict.

Vietnam shipbuilder wins $1B deal updated: Wed May 10 2006 00:55:00

Vietnam's state-run shipbuilder, Vinashin, has won a contract worth $1 billion to build eight car carriers for an Israeli firm, company officials said on Wednesday.

Fortune: Vietnam's stock market is boomingupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 06:32:00

Three decades after the end of the Vietnam war, corks are popping in Ho Chi Minh City. The reason might make the man for whom this town was named spin in his grave: Vietnam's stock market is the se...

CNNMoney: Vietcombank could be Vietnam's 1st IPOupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 05:43:00

HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Vietnam's state-run Vietcombank plans to list in Hong Kong or Singapore in the country's first overseas listing, people familiar with the situation said Thursday.

'Retired for about four days now'updated: Wed Feb 22 2006 13:55:00

Eight meat processing workers came forward Wednesday to claim the $365 million Powerball jackpot, the largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Staying the course... but for how long?updated: Tue Nov 29 2005 16:27:00

As a presidential candidate, George W. Bush urged a modest foreign policy, not nation-building. But that changed once he took office.

A hawk rattles GOP's cageupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 16:15:00

In 1968 Walter Cronkite returned from Vietnam and told Americans that, in his opinion, the Vietnam war had become a stalemate. That was a turning point.

Surviving Vietnam's business worldupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 10:14:00

With a curious combination of communism and capitalism, business in this Southeast Asian nation switches between the two all the time.

Vietnam's prospects on upward turnupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 10:40:00

The morning ritual in Ba Dinh Square in Vietnam's capital involves raising the flag and singing the national anthem, communist overtones that are one of the few signs of the country's roots.

Upcoming show: A focus on Vietnam updated: Fri Jul 15 2005 05:05:00

It has been 30 years since the Vietnam War ended and now this country in Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing economies.

Vietnam bird flu toll reaches 39updated: Thu Jun 30 2005 00:51:00

Vietnam's death toll from bird flu has risen to 39 with another death this week, state-run media reported on Thursday.

Vietnamese PM makes historic visit to Washingtonupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 18:03:00

A generation ago there was war. A decade ago the two former enemies established diplomatic relations.

Four names added to Vietnam memorialupdated: Fri May 13 2005 18:17:00

Visitors crowded around a work crew at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Friday as a new name was inscribed on the black granite wall.

Servicemen laid to rest ... 38 years laterupdated: Tue May 10 2005 19:53:00

Funerals came nearly four decades late for four U.S. servicemen, three of whom who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.

Vietnam to stage top tennis eventupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 04:44:00

Vietnam will stage a top-level men's tennis tournament this year for the first time, the Association of Tennis Professionals has announced.

Farmers 'key to bird-flu control'updated: Wed Feb 23 2005 21:29:00

Small-scale farmers across Asia will need to modify their animal husbandry practices if a bird-flu pandemic is to be avoided, world health experts have been told.

WHO bird flu warning at summitupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 23:45:00

The world is coming close to a deadly pandemic, a top health expert has said at the opening of a bird flu conference in Vietnam.

WHO confirms Vietnam bird flu caseupdated: Sat Jan 22 2005 03:31:00

The World Health Organization has confirmed a report that a 42-year-old man is suffering from bird flu and is being treated in a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Bird flu kills Vietnamese manupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 23:59:00

Officials in Vietnam have confirmed the death of a 47-year-old man from bird flu, bringing the toll to seven in three weeks.

WHO chases up bird flu reportupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 00:00:00

The World Health Organization says it is chasing up reports of another case of "bird flu" infection in a 42-year-old man in Hanoi, Vietnam.

First U.S. flight to Vietnamupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 08:18:00

United Airlines is launching flights from the United States to Vietnam -- marking the first commercial service between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War.

CNNMoney: United flies to Vietnamupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 06:25:00

United Airlines is set to make history Thursday by becoming the first U.S. air carrier to offer daily service to Vietnam since the Vietnam War ended nearly 30 years ago.

Mark Shields: Perverted patriotismupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 09:08:00

There was no official announcement, no press release. But make no mistake about it. As demonstrated daily in the language used by those who wage and those who analyze this uninspiring presidential campaign, the historic meaning of the word "patriotism" has been totally rewritten.

Text of veterans' letter to Sen. John Kerryupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 14:04:00

Following is the text of a letter to Sen. John Kerry signed by a number of pro-Bush Vietnam veterans, including several GOP congressmen.

Dems play the military cardupdated: Fri Feb 13 2004 16:38:00

"What did you do during the war, daddy?"

Deadly bird flu toll risesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 07:15:00

United Nations health experts have issued stern warnings about bird flu as the human death toll in Asia rises to 18.

WHO: Human bird flu link possibleupdated: Sun Feb 01 2004 06:23:00

The World Health Organization has confirmed two Vietnamese women recently died from bird flu, and say they may have caught the illness from their brother.

New death as bird flu spreadsupdated: Sat Jan 24 2004 01:01:00

Vietnam has confirmed another human death from bird flu and two new cases of the virus that has stricken or killed millions of chickens in Asia and sparked fears of an epidemic worse than SARS.

Thai bird flu cases 'very likely'updated: Thu Jan 22 2004 03:15:00

Five people are being tested to see if they have bird flu, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters, according to Reuters.

Fifth death from bird flu: WHOupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 23:03:00

The World Health Organization has confirmed a fifth person in Vietnam has died after contracting a bird flu that has been wiping out chicken farms throughout Asia.

Bird flu: More Vietnam suspectsupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 18:59:00

Vietnam has reported four more suspected human cases of avian flu, prompting import bans on chickens and increased warnings from the World Health Organization.

Bird flu sparks Asian health scareupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 22:06:00

Health officials are sounding the alarm over an outbreak of bird flu that has been racing across chicken farms in Asia, and is being blamed for at least three deaths in Vietnam.

Fortune: HOW INVESTORS CAN MAKE IT TO VIETNAM--AND CUBAupdated: Mon Oct 02 1995 00:01:00

Vietnam and Cuba may be on opposite sides of the globe, but these days they send tingles up the spine of the same sorts of people: financiers, investors, and entrepreneurs who peruse cutting-edge e...

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