History Stories
CATEGORY: Vietnam War
How the Army’s Cover-Up Made the My Lai Massacre Even Worse
March 16, 2018

It took 20 months for the war crime to come to light. Read More

The Revolution That Was 1968
February 23, 2018

As simmering political and cultural resentments exploded in 1968, nearly every week produced news of another earth-shattering event. Read More

How the Tet Offensive Shocked Americans into Questioning if the Vietnam War Could be Won
January 25, 2018

Turns out, America had made one miscalculation after another. Read More

Dan Rather Reflects on His Emotional Visit to Two Military Cemeteries
November 10, 2017

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Agent Orange Wasn’t the Only Deadly Chemical Used In Vietnam
September 14, 2017

The “Rainbow Herbicides” left a lethal legacy. Read More

This 21-Year-Old College Student Designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
September 13, 2017

Maya Lin won a design competition—and sparked a national controversy. Read More

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago
August 1, 2014

One real and one phantom firefight embroiled the United States in the Vietnam War. Read More

6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
November 13, 2012

Check out six facts about this iconic testament to sacrifice and loss. Read More

Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary
June 13, 2011

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety. Read More