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.
Thirty-five years after the United States military pulled out of Vietnam, some Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs are returning to their homeland. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the growing business opportunities in the Vietnamese economy. Continue reading
In Colorado, Tom Bearden visited Fort Carson Army base to speak with troops ahead of President Obama’s unveiling of his new Afghanistan plan. Continue reading
Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb talks about his unusual mission to reclusive Myanmar to secure the release of an American prisoner, and the other stops on his Asia tour. Continue reading
The United States does “not intend to reward North Korea” simply for returning to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday on a trip to Asia. Regional experts analyze her visit with Margaret Warner. Continue reading
Robert McNamara, one of the primary architects of the Vietnam War, died Monday at age 93. Jim Lehrer talks to Deborah Shapely, the author of a McNamara biography, and Errol Morris, the documentarian who made “Fog of War” about the former defense chief’s legacy. Continue reading
Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, known as the leading architect of the Vietnam War, died on Monday. He was 93. Continue reading