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Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew

An airborne Staff Sergeant in the US Army takes a little prisoner into custody which he found during the operation held just after the New Year’s cease-fire, southwest of Da Nang, Vietnam. (Photo: Keystone Pictures/Newscom)

On this day [March 29], in 1973, the last of the U.S. troops withdrew from South Vietnam. The eight-year war was over.

Sort of.

Two months earlier, the United States, North and South Vietnam, and the Vietcong signed a peace agreement in Paris, ending the direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. Among the agreement’s provisions was a cease-fire throughout Vietnam and withdrawal of U.S. forces. But even before March 29, communists violated the cease-fire.

More than 58,000 American lives were lost in Vietnam—a war often referred to as the nation’s least popular war. Today, Americans honor the men and women who served at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where all 58,000 names are listed chronologically. Continue reading Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew

VN tops outsourcing location index

VN tops outsourcing location index in the world. — Photo worldpropertyjournal.com

HCM CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam has become the world’s top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks and operating conditions, according to a study by global real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. Continue reading VN tops outsourcing location index

Don’t Trade Away Our Health

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By JAN. 30, 2015

Representatives from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries convened to decide the future of their trade relations in the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.). Powerful companies appear to have been given influence over the proceedings, even as full access is withheld from many government officials from the partnership countries.

Continue reading Don’t Trade Away Our Health

Hai Duong lychees win US order

Farmers transport lychees from Bac Giang Province to different areas. This year, farmers in Hai Duong Province’s Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to make their first lychee shipment to the US. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung

HAI DUONG (VNS) — Farmers in Hai Duong Province’s Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to export their first lychee crop to the US.

One of the busy lychee farmers, Nguyen Thi Lua, was among 87 households in the commune chosen for a lychee-export programme, under which agricultural officials would give her technical support, guidance and safe pesticides to use. Continue reading Hai Duong lychees win US order

American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”

by Daniel Jennings

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.

Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics. Continue reading American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”

What Should the United States Do about Cam Ranh Bay and Russia’s Place in Vietnam?

by  • March 16, 2015

By Phuong Nguyen

Camh Ranh Bay, 1969. Source: JeriSisco's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

The revelation on March 11 that Washington expressed concern to Hanoi about Russia’s use of Cam Ranh Bay to assist its bomber flights in the Asia Pacific has again prompted a debate on the role of the port in quickly-warming U.S.-Vietnam defense ties. It became clear that Washington feels uncomfortable about the role Russia still occupies in Vietnam, an increasingly important U.S. partner in Southeast Asia, when Commander of the U.S. Army Pacific General Vincent Brooks confirmed that Russian planes circling Guam recently were refueled by tankers at Cam Ranh Bay. Continue reading What Should the United States Do about Cam Ranh Bay and Russia’s Place in Vietnam?

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
is the fifth installment in the US National Intelligence Council’s series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future. As with previous editions, we hope that this report will stimulate strategic thinking by identifying critical trends and potential discontinuities. We distinguish between megatrends, those factors that will likely occur under any scenario, and game-changers, critical variables whose trajectories are far less certain. Finally, as our appreciation of the diversity and complexity of various factors has grown, we have increased our attention to scenarios or alternative worlds we might face. Continue reading Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Getting Rights Right at Vietnam’s Crossroads

By Jonathan D. London

    Photo: Vietnamese citizens watch fireworks in downtown Hanoi. Source: Terbeck’s flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s upcoming visit to Washington comes at a critical juncture for Vietnam and a time when a confluence of domestic, regional, and geopolitical factors are giving increasing salience to the importance of expanding and protecting civil and political liberties in the country. The most important step in making the case for human rights in Vietnam is to convince the country’s leadership that better rights will generate significant benefits for Vietnam both domestically and in the international arena. Continue reading Getting Rights Right at Vietnam’s Crossroads

Lam Dong unveils its go green plan

Priority will be given for allocating forest areas to ethnic households, poor households without land and local communities to protect. — Photo binhthuan

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Lam Dong Province People’s Committee on Sunday unveiled a plan for the “Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forest resources, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks” to be implemented through 2020. Continue reading Lam Dong unveils its go green plan

Quang Binh villages to get solar power

The project covers eight communes in four districts and will eventually supply nearly 1,300 households and 78 offices. — Illustrative image File Photo

QUANG BINH (VNS) — Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have conducted research on a solar-power project to make sure it is cost effective in all areas that it reaches.

If it is not effective in all villages, authorites said they would switch to normal network power to link them up. Continue reading Quang Binh villages to get solar power

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