| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As I contemplated the ever-deepening debacle in Iraq someone said cheer up, things could be worse. So I cheered up, and of course things immediately got worse.
But lets look back in history to a similar debacle. At the Battle of Agincourt, King Henry of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Exploding shells and rockets rattled me awake in the early hours of a misty Tuesday morning in Saigon. I scrambled to my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and debris burst across the city's famous airport once one of the busiest in the world, now...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who've fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama's insistence that the up to 300 military advisers headed there...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:15 AM
World Spree has put together a 12-day fall tour of Vietnam that would suit independent travelers as well as those who prefer guided tours and optional excursions.
The first two days of the fast-paced Amazing Vietnam tour are spent in Ho Chi Minh City,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
A Little Saigon businessman accused of running a loan shark operation and hiring a police officer as his “enforcer” has pleaded guilty after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors.
Kevin Tuan Khanh Do, who prosecutors said charged a lounge...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:40 PM
For the United States, the Iraq war ranks as the most consequential foreign policy failure since Vietnam. In neither instance did U.S. forces succumb to outright defeat, of course. In both, with victory proving elusive, Americans wearied of the fight...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident.
Members of its vast Chinese American community are fighting a city decision to bow to the demands of...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country.
About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
| Feb 14, 2014
Every unhappy family, Tolstoy tells us in the first line of "Anna Karenina," is unhappy in its own way. Maybe so. But as Bich Minh Nguyen suggests in her new novel "Pioneer Girl," set in the western suburbs of Chicago, certain kinds of unhappiness...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam?
That’s what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha...