War, Remembrance and Rebuilding in Vietnam
April 29, 2005 NPR Senior Foreign Editor Loren Jenkins was a reporter for Newsweek in Saigon when the city fell to the North Vietnamese in late April 1975. He recounts the chaotic final hours at the U.S. Embassy as the last Americans pulled out of Vietnam.
April 29, 2005 Commentator William Short was an American soldier who decided he could no longer fight in Vietnam. His refusal to take human life led to his being court-martialed and imprisoned. In recent years, Short has compiled the stories of other soldiers who acted out against the war.
April 28, 2005 During the 1968 Tet Offensive, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces surprised U.S. troops with a major assault. Fighting ravaged the former imperial city of Hue, and presaged the futility of the U.S. military effort in Vietnam. The decades since have brought more change.