Vietnamese Government Protests Release of Australian Commemorative Coin
By Sebastian Strangio
The coin, issued by the Royal Australian Mint last month, shows the flag of the now-defunct South Vietnamese government.
Afghanistan and the Real Vietnam Analogy
By Andrew Gawthorpe
The war in Vietnam showed the abject failure of nation-building – and the imperial logic behind such efforts. But the U.S. repeated its mistake in Afghanistan.
Shades of South Vietnam in US Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
By Luke Hunt
The impending U.S. withdrawal could leave Afghanistan vulnerable to a fresh takeover by the Taliban.
Con Dao: Vietnam’s Prison Paradise
By Peter Ford
The 16 islands that make up the Con Dao archipelago are renowned for their natural beauty, but they also have a dark past.
What it Means to Be an Ally: A Vietnamese-American’s View on the US in the Vietnam War
By Tom Le
Strategic calculations can vary, but commitment to an ally must be steadfast.
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
By Robert Farley
U.S. aerial bombs did little to further overall strategic objectives.