Vietnam

BBC4’s The Vietnam War was unique, informative and shattering

26 October 2017 18:44

The Vietnam War BBC4 The BBC should be praised for showing all ten episodes of this unique, informative and shattering…

The quiet moment in a Vietnamese church that saved my career

24 December 2016 11:00

I believe it was Christmas 1971, and I was up in Phu Bai, north of Danang, south of Hue. It…

Where should the line be drawn over the famous Kim Phuc photograph?

10 September 2016 10:47

Can you imagine, in the wake of a terror attack in London, a tabloid, or any other kind of media…

The passing of a magnificent contrarian

26 April 2015 23:28

I see my Spectator colleagues have beaten me to it and republished a 1989 profile of Richard West, one of the…

A brief history of biker gangs at war – Islamofascist Iraq edition

15 October 2014 8:21

America and Britain are still fumbling for policies to deal with nationals joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.…

Four-wheel-drives are to ISIS what longbows were to the English at Agincourt

12 September 2014 14:37

What exactly, I found myself wondering, would jihadists do without modern four-wheel-drives? Car ads are customarily shot on the French…

Reasons for optimism in the Middle East

22 April 2011 13:08

As the Libya crisis drags out, and Bashar al-Assad orders a crackdown in Syria, many have begun to doubt whether…

Holbrooke’s war ends

14 December 2010 11:10

He was known as brash and abrasive. A gale force wind. The “bulldozer” some called him based on his time…

Vietnam Watch: Ben Macintyre

29 October 2009 13:22

An occasional series deploring pundits’ determination to treat the curret Afghan campaign as though it were a replay of the…

Despite Pundits’ Best Efforts, Afghanistan Stubbornly Refuses to be Obama’s Vietnam

6 October 2009 0:53

So, you see, Barack Obama is a Democratic president just like Jack Kennedy and LBJ and, right, there’s a war…

Reporting protest

16 February 2009 18:01

Anyone who has ever been on a protest march or felt the heady frission of student rebelliousness should check out…