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'Pentagon Papers': Even at its best the press didn't stop war

"The Post" is a memorable movie. It tells an important story which needs to be told. We have a president today who calls the press "the enemy of the people." And if that is not enough, he frequently labels news that is not favorable to him as "fake news." "The Post" chronicles the role of The Washin

THE HILL

What if H.R. McMaster Is Right About North Korea?

In the increasingly urgent, dramatic debate about the North Korean nuclear threat, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster stands out in the Trump administration as the strongest advocate of a hawkish position. But where do H.R. McMaster's views on North Korea really come from? Why, to pose a questi

THE ATLANTIC

Fish Sauce Helps Vietnam Mint Its Newest Billionaire

For Vietnamese consumer tycoon Nguyen Dang Quang, placing his fish sauce and other "must-have" condiments in the kitchen shelves of just about every home in the country has helped make him a billionaire. Shares of Masan Group, which produces the sauce made from fermented fish that's widely used in V

BLOOMBERG

Best flight deal: How to fly to Australia for under 450

Every week, Jack Sheldon from Jack's Flight Club selects a flight deal from the UK for Independent readers that you can't afford to miss. This week: return flights to Australia for 415 and Asia for 353 for next New Year's Eve. Some of the lowest fares we've ever seen to Australia and New Zealand hav

THE INDEPENDENT

Vietnam War veteran sets up memorial for friends along California highway

For drivers along Interstate 80 in Northern California, a pair of large American flags perched on top of a hill may be a simple sign of patriotism, but for veteran Mike Goble the flags instead serve as a tribute. Goble erected the flags perched on a hill between Vacaville and Fairfield back in May a

FOXNEWS

Vietnam Airlines: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner business-class review

Vietnam Airlines operates the UK's only non-stop scheduled services to Vietnam, with daily flights available from London's Heathrow Terminal 4 to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. This is a review of a Vietnam Airlines business-class flight aboard a Boeing 787-9, flying from London to Ho Chi Minh Ci

TELEGRAPH

Shady triangle: Southeast Asia's illegal fuel market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An alleged oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 20 arrests, the seizure of at least one tanker and allegations that thieves siphoned thousands of tonnes of fuel from Shell's biggest refinery is shining a spotlight on an illegal trade worth tens of billions of dollars

REUTERS

The Terrible Violence of 'Pacification'

In Vietnam, the United States fought two wars: a conventional war in remote areas against the North Vietnamese Army units that had infiltrated into the South and a struggle among the rural people to win their "hearts and minds." It was in this fight for influence and control against the insurgents (

NEW YORK TIMES

Thai Amata plans 15.5 bln baht investment in Vietnam

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Thailand's largest industrial estate operator Amata Corporation Pcl on Thursday said it will invest 15.5 billion baht ($485.59 million) in Vietnam to develop smart industrial estates. The company's Vietnamese arm, Amata VN Pcl, will invest 10 billion to develop 1,270 hec

REUTERS

Vietnam oil executives apologize to Communist Party in corruption trial

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese executives on trial for losses at a scandal-hit state oil firm used their final statement in court on Wednesday to apologize to the ruling Communist Party, media said, as Vietnam's biggest corruption trial for years draws to a close. The trial of 22 former PetroVietam e

REUTERS

The Truth Behind 'A Bright Shining Lie'

More than 58,000 United States soldiers died in the Vietnam War, but in the world of letters, the death of a single American civilian came to represent the entire jungle quagmire. John Paul Vann went down in a helicopter crash on June 9, 1972. Four presidential administrations and a societal shift i

NEW YORK TIMES

Vietnam's corruption crackdown is targeting the powerful. Has it gone too far?

The world learned of Vietnam's anti-corruption drive on a warm summer day in Berlin, when park goers reportedly watched as agents crammed a Vietnamese oil executive into a car. Germany accused the Vietnamese Embassy of helping kidnap Trinh Xuan Thanh, former chairman of a construction company tied t

LA TIMES

The Largest Military Construction Project in History

Moving more than two million people - along with their weapons, aircraft, food and medical supplies - in and out of the country was an almost unfathomable challenge. Early in the war, South Vietnam, which even after a century of French rule remained a largely rural nation, simply did not have the se

NEW YORK TIMES

JD.com widens Southeast Asia presence by investing in Vietnam's Tiki.vn

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has made an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid growing competition in the region from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc. JD.com co-led the financing with Vietnamese entertainm

REUTERS

The first climate refugees in Vietnam are starting to emerge

Vietnamese farmersNguyen Huy Kham/Reuters1.7 million people have migrated out of Vietnam's agriculturally productive Mekong Delta over the last 10 years.Crop yields have fallen in the region, and rising levels of salt water and freshwater droughts are to blame.Sea level rise and other climate-relate

BUSINESS INSIDER

50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968

It was freezing on New Year's Eve in Manhattan. A fresh layer of snow blanketed the ground on the night of Dec. 31, 1967, and revelers in Times Square and Central Park seemed to look to the future with some hope. "World Bids Adieu to a Violent Year" was the Jan. 1 headline in The New York Times. But

NEW YORK TIMES

Vietnam upholds jail term for dissident amid crackdown on activists

HANOI (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam upheld a five-year prison sentence on Monday for a dissident convicted of anti-state activities who violated the terms of his probation, state media said, the latest ruling in a series against activists. Nguyen Van Oai, 36, a prominent human rights activist and

REUTERS

Martin Luther King Jr. Spent the Last Year of His Life Detested by the Liberal Establishment

In 1999, the polling agency Gallup set out to determine the individuals Americans most admired in the 20th century. Mother Teresa came in first, with 49 percent of Americans putting her at the top; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ranked second, with 34 percent placing him on the same list. But,

THE INTERCEPT

How the Tet Offensive Undermined American Faith in Government

When Americans wince upon hearing presidents make proclamations about foreign policy, the legacy of the 1968 Tet Offensive looms large. On January 30, at the start of the sacred Vietnamese holiday of Tet, which celebrated the start of the new lunar year, the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong launche

THE ATLANTIC

Cloud seeding: Should we be playing god and controlling the weather?

If you wanted a guarantee that it wouldn't rain on your wedding day in 2015, you could have done so for the small price of 100,000. That's what Luxury holiday company Oliver's Travels offered with a promise of "fair weather and blue skies", which may sound like just a gimmick to get the loved-up to

THE INDEPENDENT