| Dec 6, 2009
Ted Hutches is hobbled by leg-swelling cellulitis, cancer and nerve disorders that have left his hands and feet numb and prevented him from working for the past 30 of his 71 years.
His two adult daughters, Mary Beth Hoffman and Sherrie Hutches, are...
| Dec 17, 2009
Part 5 of a Tribune investigation unearths documents showing that decisions by the U.S. military and chemical companies that manufactured the defoliants used in Vietnam made the spraying more dangerous than it had to be. Complete coverage >>
As the U.S....
| Dec 4, 2009
Part 1 of a Tribune investigation finds that U.S. officials have neglected a lasting problem even as the health fallout has spread. Complete coverage >>
In central Indiana, two sisters struggle through another day, afflicted by a painful condition in...
| Dec 8, 2009
Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results.
| Dec 6, 2009
Part 2 of a Tribune investigation finds that for many U.S. veterans, the bureaucratic fight to be compensated for health problems linked to Agent Orange amounts to a new and unexpected war, long after the shooting ended overseas. Complete coverage >>...
| May 13, 2009
The women who joined the military after 9/11 probably didn't know about the degrading marching cadences that had been chanted on various bases across America for decades:
. . . I wish all the ladies were bells in the tower.
If I was the hunchback I'd...
| Jun 16, 2007
WHEN President Bush declared, at Tuesday's dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, that communist regimes had been responsible during the 20th century for taking the lives of 100 million innocent people, he did not so much...
| Mar 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
HANOI -- This year marks the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. The country is still a tender land, but the Vietnamese have long known how to profit from their various invaders over the past......
| Aug 23, 2010
| 9:36 PM
The Democrat gives a preview of the president's speech next week on the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq....
| May 23, 2004
Arguably the most telling piece of information in the FBI files on Sen. John F. Kerry is his speech at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Sept. 30, 1971. He was at the height of his success as a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a motley,...
| Jul 18, 2004
Max Cleland has just finished speaking at the Veteran's Memorial in downtown Anchorage when the swarm begins, people lining up 14-deep for a chance to meet the former Democratic U.S. senator from Georgia. He looks almost regal, perched on a white pillow...