Rescue crews from multiple countries were still searching on Sunday for a Malaysia Airlines plane missing off the southern coast of Vietnam — more than 20 hours after the Boeing 777-200 aircraft carrying 239 people vanished early Saturday morning. Continue reading
President Barack Obama observed Memorial Day by visiting graves of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan at Arlington National Cemetery and meeting with family members of the fallen. The president urged Americans to not take for granted the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Gwen Ifill reports on ceremonies around the nation. Continue reading
As the world looks to feed a growing population, fish are seen as one solution. But fish farms have a long history of disease, pollution and interfering with the surrounding ecosystem. Marketplace reporter Sam Eaton traveled to Vietnam to look at how large and small scale fish farms are competing to meet the growing demand. Continue reading
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger’s service and sacrifice were honored Tuesday with the Medal of Honor — decades after he was fatally wounded in a secret Vietnam War mission. The airman’s sons received his posthumous honor from President Obama at the White House. Continue reading
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s leading Democratic candidate for the Senate, spoke out amid allegations that he lied about his military record in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff talks to a reporter with the Hartford Courant in Connecticut about the backlash from the Republican candidates he may face in November. Continue reading
This week marks 35 years since the end of the conflict in Vietnam. Throughout the week, we’ve talked to authors, a photographer who covered the war, and Vietnamese-Americans who recently returned to their country of birth. Continue reading
Thursday on the NewsHour, a book about war that has stood the test of time. Jeffrey Brown talks to Tim O’Brien about his landmark work, “The Things They Carried,” a piece of fiction based on the author’s experience serving in the Vietnam War.