| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
| May 23, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested a month ago upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, reportedly charged with terrorist acts linked to Viet Tan, a banned party pushing for democracy in the Communist country. The group says that the charges are fabricated and has...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:54 PM
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
In the weeks leading to his historic win, Tri Ta roamed Westminster City Hall, often hearing: "Hello, Mr. Future Mayor. This way, Mr. Mayor." The six-year councilman would greet fellow workers with a salute or a handshake but didn't respond......
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
April 30th marked the 36th anniversary of the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Last Men Out recreates that harrowing 24-hour period in dramatic,...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Saigon Sisters Restaurant
567 W. Lake Street
To read more about the restaurant:
4 oz oyster sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs fish sauce
5 grinds black pepper...
| Mar 24, 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — By the time my plane landed here, my travel companion, Vung Nguyen, 22 years my junior and a Vietnamese native, was already waiting for me at the hotel pool with her 5-year-old niece. They had brought me a gift from the...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Dec 30, 2011
Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck.
The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:37 PM
HO CHI MINH CITY -- A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
The growing tumor had...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:48 PM
A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
The growing tumor had rendered the patient,...
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...