The United States admitted more than 300,000 Southeast Asians after the Vietnam War. Analysts say there is little chance the country will repeat the extensive refugee resettlement effort.
Recent history suggests that it is foolish for Western powers to fight wars in other people’s lands and that the U.S. intervention was almost certainly doomed from the start.
South Korean troops were the largest foreign contingent fighting alongside American soldiers during the Vietnam War. They have long been dogged by allegations of brutality.
He chronicled the first major battle of the war in “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young” and raised questions about the invasion of Iraq.
He may not be able to save his ambitious legislative agenda unless he understands this crucial lesson from the past.
For Afghans, the war isn’t over simply because the United States declared it so. The nightmare doesn’t end after the last American leaves.
Those who continued fighting for South Vietnam in 1975 know what it’s like when an American-made military is suddenly left with little support.
He made headlines by fighting for an oil pipeline and reading the Pentagon Papers aloud. After 25 years of obscurity, he re-emerged with a quixotic presidential campaign.
The way we control secrets has been established by Congress and the executive branch, both accountable to the public and the courts. Daniel Ellsberg, accountable to no one, took it upon himself to steer the ship of state.
As a soldier in Vietnam, I already knew what the Pentagon Papers revealed. In the years since, America’s leaders have repeated the same mistakes.
With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.
A philosophical and moral conversion led this soldier to leave the military. Why don’t more take this path?
Both the British and the Americans were unable to defeat enemies they thought would be pushovers.
Victims in Southeast Asia have never received compensation from the chemical giants that supplied herbicides during the Vietnam War.
His provocative “Radio Unnameable,” long a staple of the New York station WBAI, offered a home on the FM dial to everyone from Abbie Hoffman to Tiny Tim.
His work focused on the way cultures shape, and are shaped by, individuals — a framework he demonstrated through his passionate political activism.
Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.
The new Museum of American War Letters is making a range of communications from battle zones available.
This is how women who covered Vietnam were marginalized in the war’s history.
In 1966, a Massachusetts mother of three began writing to young men serving in Vietnam. One became her most steadfast pen pal, writing her 77 letters over seven years.
Several people corroborated parts of the account of Tom Garvey, a Vietnam veteran and former stadium employee who described his “secret apartment” in a recent book.
America has never taken responsibility for spraying Agent Orange over the neutral country during the Vietnam War. But generations of ethnic minorities have endured the consequences.
A new book reveals how the former first lady not only provided a spouse’s emotional ballast but also served as an unrivaled counselor who helped persuade Lyndon B. Johnson to stay in office.
A newly exhumed documentary delves into the actress’s anti-Vietnam vaudeville tour of American military bases in 1972.
Comrades repeatedly told the Army that Capt. Paris Davis, one of the first Black officers in the Special Forces, deserved the Medal of Honor. The Army kept losing the paperwork.
I have an instinct to protect the image of American service members. But veterans alone should not control the conversation.
The trial arising from the “police riot” at the 1968 convention thrust him into the spotlight. He later became an unlikely spokesman for a teenage guru.
He devoted his life to pursuing the truth about the tragic events of May 4, 1970, and to keeping them in the public eye.
Working with the reporter who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The Times, I saw firsthand his moral fervor about the people’s right to know the truth.
His extensive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which earned him a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Trump has called Biden a tool of leftist agitators. Friends say that has never much been his way, even as a young man surrounded by protest.
Watching TV news from the past helps me get a grip on the present.
In “If Then,” the historian Jill Lepore recounts the story of the Simulmatics Corporation, which tried to use primitive computing power to shape Americans’ behavior.
Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.
Washington’s police chief took the blame. But Nixon was behind the decision.
A memorial makes a statement about who is worth preserving. Why not a sacred and beautiful nothingness?
Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.
Spike Lee’s movie is filled with references to movies and Vietnam-era events. We explain who’s who and what’s what.
A much-decorated pilot held by the North Vietnamese for years, he would later criticize his fellow Republican Donald Trump for disparaging John McCain.
When it left Vietnam in 1973, the South Korean military said none of its soldiers had been taken prisoner. It took Ahn Yong-soo decades to change the narrative.
Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing a Dallas-area district in Congress.
With his new film, the peerless American filmmaker — self-isolating and reflective in New York — unsettles past and present conflicts.
Chance rules. Leaders lie. Deaths become statistics. The parallels between the disease and the war are everywhere.
They marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.
The former Times correspondent Fox Butterfield draws a comparison between the actions of presidents then and now. Also: New York cancels its primary election; being empathic; ethics in critical care.
A Times correspondent, now in New York, compares the fight against the coronavirus with other wars he has known.