vietnam war

The Truth and Lies Issue

Powerful Photos of What Was Left Behind by America's Secret War in Laos

In her series, Operation Palace Dog, photographer Sadie Wechsler looks for ways to capture the veiled impact of American power in Laos.
Sadie Wechsler
space weather

A Giant Sun Storm During the Vietnam War Likely Exploded Dozens of Mines

“The extreme space weather events of early August 1972 had significant impact on the US Navy, which have not been widely reported.”
Becky Ferreira

How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp

How a Secret CIA Cell Fucked with Vietnam War Deserters

Spies who infiltrated antiwar radicals in Sweden helped spark fears of brainwashing and devotion to apocalyptic cults. 50 years later, we're still living with the aftermath.
Seth Ferranti

In Laos, People Are Recycling Bombs from the Vietnam War into Jewelry

Local artisans and two women with very different connections to the bombings in Laos have come together to clear contaminated land and improve the local economy.
Hadley Cooper

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hillary Clinton opens up a double-digit lead in new national poll, ordinary devices were used in Friday's massive cyber attacks, the AT&T buyout of Time Warner faces scrutiny, and more.
VICE Staff

A Painted Vietnam Helicopter Is Providing PTSD Therapy for Veterans

Steve Maloney turned a "Huey" helicopter into a traveling art installation aiding veterans.
Andrew Nunes

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.
Kara Weisenstein
The Sick Day Issue

Inside the US Effort to Clear Millions of Vietnam-Era Bombs in Laos

In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.
R. W. McMorrow

The "Draft Dodger": Ali's Fight Against an Unjust War and the Country That Waged It

Even in death—even when history has proven him right—America still fears and struggles with the black Muslim man who stood up for himself and what he believed in.
Sarah Kurchak

Muhammad Ali's Legacy: Boxing Legend, Proud Muslim, Champion of Civil Rights

Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74, is one of the greatest boxers of all time, but he will be remembered for more than just his lightning-fast fists.
Muhammad Ali

Petty-Ass State Representative of a Certain Party Chooses to Remember "Cassius Clay" as a Draft Dodger, of All Things

Republican Tennessee State Representative Martin Daniel even called Ali by his "slave name," and didn't back down.
Liam Daniel Pierce