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
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...

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...

39 become new citizens

...and attention, he told them.Ge Vue, who is originally from Laos, but now lives in Jefferson, Ga., said he began working toward...about six months ago because he realized "I cannot go back" to Laos.The father of four was impressed with the highly patriotic...

Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

...Also I will explain the lessons I learned as a combat fighter pilot during the 180 combat missions I flew over North Vietnam and Laos during the war in Southeast Asia. Some of these lessons remain pertinent even today. FOR THOSE interested in gaining a deeper...