As millions of viewers watch Ken Burns’s new series on Vietnam, we share this piece from our February 1970 issue in which the author tells a very different story of the unfulfilled opportunities for peace. more

Sep 22, 2017 8:12 PM Dispatches

Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and North Dakota Senator George McGovern stood against the Vietnam War from the outset. more

Aug 7, 2014 6:57 PM Dispatches

This is the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, when U.S. destroyers and North Vietnamese patrol boats supposedly clashed repeatedly in international waters on August 2-4, 1964, off the coast of Vietnam. The alleged series of attacks... more

Jul 31, 2014 10:38 PM Dispatches

After the Republican filibuster ended last week, Chuck Hagel was finally confirmed as the next U. S. Secretary of Defense, taking his place alongside another of my Vietnam veteran peers, John Kerry, who was recently named Secretary of State. Now,... more

Mar 5, 2013 1:37 PM Dispatches

You can tell Bush is really getting desperate because now he himself is bringing up the Vietnam War. more

Aug 22, 2007 4:35 PM Op-Eds

"The report said it was the first time that a death-row prisoner had become pregnant in Vietnam and that police were investigating how it had happened." more

Oct 13, 2006 8:13 PM Dispatches

Changing Minds, One at a Time more

May 10, 2005 7:34 PM Magazine

What War Looks Like more

Oct 10, 2002 7:34 PM Magazine

A Break-in for Peace more

Jul 10, 2002 7:34 PM Magazine