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  • US Consulate Officers Gone Wild

    Michael T. Sestak, a Foreign Service officer working at a US consulate in Vietnam, was just charged with exchanging hundreds of visas for bribes. That's a brazen case of corruption, but it's hardly unique among the annals of the diplomatic corps.

  • Vietnam Won't Stop Locking Up Its Bloggers

    Vietnam is not a good place to be a blogger. At least, it's not a good place to be a blogger if you actually want to write what's on your mind. In the last month or so, three bloggers have been arrested for criticizing the communist government, or—as...

  • How to Date in Vietnam

    I've always considered myself as something more than the typical American tourist, that I bucked the stereotypes and was a true "citizen of the world." But here was clear proof that I was a presumptuous moron. Love is messy when you're a visitor in...

  • The Secret History of the Vietnam War

    If you thought you knew all there was to know about the Vietnam War, you were wrong. For example: ever heard of the "Mere Gook Rule," a code of conduct the US military came up with in order for soldiers to murder Vietnamese civilians without feeling...

  • I Ate a Dog in Hanoi

    The first thing that struck me was the sheer chewiness. Ten gabbers on MDMA couldn't work up the gum power between them to gnaw through a chunk of this stuff in less than two minutes. What had started as a harmless foray into local tradition had...