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ANNALS OF VIETNAM

Welcome to the Annals of Vietnam, a collection of articles, reviews, and images dealing with America's misadventures south and north of the 17th parallel. I have a particular interest in the early years, because that's when I was there as a reporter for the left-liberal magazine, The Nation, which was so financially strapped at the time that it would even publish reports from a Republican like me.

I've been aware of Flight of the Intruder for quite a few years, but tales of air-to-ground combat have never particularly inspired me. What a mistake! The movie version popped up on Netflix the other night, so I gave it a look, and I was blown away. It's a great flick. So I have every reason to think that the novel by Stephen Coontz is equally worthwhile. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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From life to fiction to film:

Early days in South Vietnam:

Remembering the quagmire:

Books & stuff

Question? Comment? Newsletter? Send me an email. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford