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September 26, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bizarre vestige of Cold War intrigue, an unknown author has fabricated a document purporting to be a Los Angeles Times news article quoting the Vietnamese ambassador to the United Nations as sharply criticizing his own government.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Mike Anton
The remains of a Navy helicopter pilot from Huntington Park who was shot down and killed in Vietnam nearly 46 years ago have been identified, the U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday. Lt. Dennis W. Peterson will be buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery along with the remains of three crew members who were also killed. They are Ensign Donald P. Frye of Los Angeles and aviation antisubmarine warfare technicians William B. Jackson of Stockdale, Texas, and Donald P. McGrane of Waverly, Iowa.  The four took off from the USS Hornet on July 19, 1967, on a mission to find and rescue a pilot who had been shot down over North Vietnam.
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NEWS
September 26, 1991 | Associated Press
Vietnam's Communist Party has purged about 50,000 members in four years to root out corruption, an official Vietnamese newspaper reported. "The loss was huge but essential," the army newspaper Quan Doi Nhan Dan said of the expulsions from December, 1986--when the party began nationwide reforms--to September, 1990. The article was seen in Bangkok on Wednesday. Vietnam's party, which now has nearly 2 million members, has governed the country since the Communists defeated the U.S.
OPINION
November 18, 2003 | Robert Scheer
Here we go again. Only now it's the "Iraqification" rather than the "Vietnamization" of a quagmire war in another distant and increasingly hostile land. Washington's puppets are once again said to be on the verge of getting their act together, and the American people are daily assured that we are about to turn the corner. Soon we will be able to give Iraq back to the Iraqis, and some distant day the United States will get out. In the meantime, U.S.
NEWS
February 4, 1994 | THUAN LE
President Clinton's decision to lift the trade embargo against Vietnam hit home with Vietnam war veterans, business leaders and members of Orange County's Vietnamese community. The news brought anger, jubilation and hopeful talk of future cooperation. On Thursday, several people offered their thoughts on the decision. * Trang Nguyen, 32, is an Anaheim resident who is a shareholder in Little Saigon Television and Little Saigon Radio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Mike Anton
The remains of a Navy helicopter pilot from Huntington Park who was shot down and killed in Vietnam nearly 46 years ago have been identified, the U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday. Lt. Dennis W. Peterson will be buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery along with the remains of three crew members who were also killed. They are Ensign Donald P. Frye of Los Angeles and aviation antisubmarine warfare technicians William B. Jackson of Stockdale, Texas, and Donald P. McGrane of Waverly, Iowa.  The four took off from the USS Hornet on July 19, 1967, on a mission to find and rescue a pilot who had been shot down over North Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994 | THUAN LE and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The nearly 1,300 Vietnamese Americans who filed documents this month in an attempt to recover property and assets in their homeland appear to be out of luck. According to the U.S. State Department, claimants had to be U.S. citizens at the time they lost property during the Vietnam War to qualify for compensation from the Vietnamese government. More importantly, they were required to file claims by 1983.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Declaring that the Roman Catholic Church is increasingly less restricted in Vietnam and that many Vietnamese leaders want to "move beyond the past," a delegation of American archbishops has urged that the U.S. government normalize relations with its former enemy. Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and two other prelates represented the U.S. Catholic hierarchy on the bishops' first official visit to the country since the end of the Vietnam War.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2003 | Mai Tran and Mike Anton, Times Staff Writers
It's an article of faith in Orange County's Little Saigon: Somehow, someday, the defeated nation of South Vietnam will rise again. Though the Communists won the war 28 years ago today, belief that the government of Vietnam will fall is promoted on Vietnamese-language radio and used as a litmus test for politicians in this community of Vietnamese expatriates -- the nation's largest. Those who dare challenge the orthodoxy face ridicule, even violence.
OPINION
November 18, 2003 | Robert Scheer
Here we go again. Only now it's the "Iraqification" rather than the "Vietnamization" of a quagmire war in another distant and increasingly hostile land. Washington's puppets are once again said to be on the verge of getting their act together, and the American people are daily assured that we are about to turn the corner. Soon we will be able to give Iraq back to the Iraqis, and some distant day the United States will get out. In the meantime, U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2003 | Mai Tran and Mike Anton, Times Staff Writers
It's an article of faith in Orange County's Little Saigon: Somehow, someday, the defeated nation of South Vietnam will rise again. Though the Communists won the war 28 years ago today, belief that the government of Vietnam will fall is promoted on Vietnamese-language radio and used as a litmus test for politicians in this community of Vietnamese expatriates -- the nation's largest. Those who dare challenge the orthodoxy face ridicule, even violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2002 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few things define Southern California's Vietnamese American community more than its passionate brand of anti-Communism, on display in heated discussions along the sidewalk cafes of Little Saigon and in frequent demonstrations. That's what makes the case of Van Duc Vo different. His activism went beyond words to action, making him a folk hero to many in Little Saigon and a wanted terrorist in Vietnam. Vo, 42, of Baldwin Park, is being held in a Los Angeles jail, accused by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI is examining the activities of an Orange County group of self-styled freedom fighters that has been branded a terrorist organization by the Vietnamese government. Chanh Huu Nguyen, president of the group called Government of Free Vietnam, said FBI agents visited the group's headquarters at a Garden Grove office complex twice over the last two weeks, spending hours asking about the organization's activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher set off a minor international tiff Wednesday with a congressional resolution demanding greater respect for human rights in Vietnam on the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. The Huntington Beach Republican's resolution, which has no practical effect, attacks the Communist regime as a one-party state that "continues to violate the liberties and civil rights of its own citizens." It urges the release of all religious and political prisoners.
NEWS
April 27, 2000 | SCOTT MARTELLE and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a throwback to Cold War-era strategies, Vietnam's Communist government today begins a daily satellite TV broadcast to North America aimed at expatriate Vietnamese. While skeptics question the broadcast's impact, timing of the kickoff--three days before the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon--has inflamed passions among Vietnamese emigres who view Vietnam's "Liberation Day," April 30, as the blackest day in what they call Black April.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three months after Hanoi and Washington struck a landmark deal to normalize economic ties, two deadlines for signing the formal agreement have passed, raising fears both sides could end up empty-handed after years of tough negotiations. To many political analysts, the delay is confirmation that the debate rages on between reformists and conservatives in the secretive Politburo over the fundamental question of whether Vietnam really wants to commit itself to a free-market economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2002 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few things define Southern California's Vietnamese American community more than its passionate brand of anti-Communism, on display in heated discussions along the sidewalk cafes of Little Saigon and in frequent demonstrations. That's what makes the case of Van Duc Vo different. His activism went beyond words to action, making him a folk hero to many in Little Saigon and a wanted terrorist in Vietnam. Vo, 42, of Baldwin Park, is being held in a Los Angeles jail, accused by the U.S.
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time, the Bush Administration is holding out the prospect that it may begin to allow American organizations to travel and do business in Vietnam. In testimony to members of Congress on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of State Richard H. Solomon described a detailed "road map" for normalization of U.S.-Vietnamese ties--contingent upon Vietnam's help in bringing about a peace settlement in Cambodia.
NEWS
February 3, 1999 | JIM MANN
Not long ago, Vietnamese officials approached Pete Peterson, the U.S. ambassador in Hanoi, with an unusual overture: Might the United States be interested in importing a bunch of Vietnamese laborers to work under contract? Vietnam has been exporting many thousands of its workers, mostly to neighbors such as Japan and South Korea. Officials in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, recently boasted that they had cut that city's unemployment rate to 6% last year.
NEWS
January 3, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said Saturday that Vietnam will move cautiously in adopting economic reforms in 1999 and that it intends to continue building a socialist economy. His comments, made during a conference with diplomats and journalists, are sure to disappoint foreign investors who had hoped that Vietnam would take some bold moves to revive its economy and move toward a true free-market economy. "We need to maintain a leading role for state enterprises," Khai said.
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