Laos is full of temples, colonial architecture and surprises

VIENTIANE, Laos - A slow, thumping drum beat summoned about...the most important national symbol in Laos. It was 6 a.m. and I met up with the...excavations suggest the monument - featured on Laos' official seal - marks the spot of a monastery...

Life & style
Grass is lemony, healthful

A tall, fragrant member of the grass family Cymbopogon, lemon grass is a signature flavor in the foods of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. It is native to India, where it's used in curry powder. It also grows well in Florida and California, and...

Christian programming ventures into reality TV

...Papua New Guinea, carrying hand-held digital cameras with them. The pair are recording as they get lost in the jungles of Laos, have a nasty encounter with some leeches and nearly become lion chow. It's all grist for a reality television program...

Your Faith
Smith's courage

...the Air Force used lethal sarin gas to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War, it just didn't ring true to Smith. After all, he had been in the war, flew over Laos for a year and never heard of the defectors, much less the lethal...

Opinion columns
Praises CNN analyst's resignation

...in the real world. CNN's Newsstand production accuses the U.S. Air Force of using deadly sarin gas against a target in Laos during the Vietnam War. This seriously damages U.S. credibility as a moral force among nations. Gen. Smith's explanation...

Opinion columns
Analyst hinting at return

...broadcast. CNN, in a joint report with Time magazine, reported the Air Force used lethal sarin gas on American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War. The September 1970 mission was called Operation Tailwind. Mr. Smith said the allegations are false...

Vietnam veteran writes book on 319th Transportation Co.

...was lost and because the area was only a few miles from the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a series of paths running through Cambodia and Laos into North Vietnam, it was not uncommon for the 319th to face enemy attack."It was frightening," said Patterson, a lifelong...

How can this be ignored?

...assertion in the so-called "Tailwind" affair in 1998 that the U.S. military used nerve gas to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War.Worse than NBC exaggerating the dangers of General Motors truck gas tanks by staging a crash explosion...

George E. Parsons (LOS LUNAS, N.M.)

...3, 2006 in Los Lunas. Mr. Parsons was a retired chief gunner's mate in the United States Navy having served in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 11 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal...

Ralph A. Booher (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

...served in Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Norway, Liberia, Pakistan, Guinea, Cameroun, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico, and Laos. After retiring in 1978, he worked for five years in Baguio City, Philippines under Personnel Service Contract with the U...