Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?December 2014
Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?November 2014
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.
Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and AboveApril 2014
After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.
Jonathan Schell: The More We ‘Won,’ the More We LostMarch 2014
A 2003 interview with the late great journalist about America’s Vietnam debacle.
Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053February 2014
After enough time, who still actually cares?
Madeline Felix: Where the Past is Just the PastOctober 2013
To my parents, Vietnam was a war; to me, it was a country. Reflections on conflict and memory following the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
Robert Reich: Obama’s Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of SyriaSeptember 2013
If Congress approves a strike on Syria, it could come at great political cost.
Joe Winkler: Military Hyper-Efficiency at What Cost?August 2013
A review of David M. Kennedy's The Modern American Military reveals the trade-offs we've made for our ultra-professional, self-contained, all-volunteer force.
Ocean Vuong: I Remember AnywayJune 2013
Remember. You are already Vietnamese.
Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?March 2013
A question for veterans that needs answering.
Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”February 2013
Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture
Nick Turse: The Hagel HearingsFebruary 2013
The last best chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.
Jonathan Schell: How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?January 2013
The atrocities committed by American forces in Vietnam defy easy explanation.
Anything That MovesJanuary 2013
Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.
Nick Turse: “So Many People Died”January 2013
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
Leah Carroll: Language of MenJune 2012
Anthony D'Aries explores father, culture, and war in his new book Language of Men.
Tom Engelhardt: The Afghan SyndromeApril 2012
Vietnam has left town, say "hello" to the new syndrome on the block.
Chomsky UnpluggedMay 2010
Chomsky discusses the unpeople in Iraq, the U.S., and Latin America, clever uses of the internet and international solidarity, and the conversion of a liberal dove to a principled anti-warrior.
Love TokensBy Tran Da Tu, translated from the Vietnamese by Linh Dinh
I'll give you a roll of barbwire / A vine for this modern epoch / Climbing all over our souls / That's our love, take it, don't ask
Trip to SaigonBy Kerri Smith
I tell myself I bought the painting as a souvenir, a memory in the French sense. But really it is my consolation for not finding out Amy’s name.