US in Indochina: the ‘Secret War’ in Laos that haunts the nation to this day

For over two decades, the US covertly engaged in a civil war in Laos to ensure the containment of communism in southeast Asia at a time, where Cold War tensions were high in Vietnam, and later in Cambodia. The nation was a theatre for a secret proxy war, as North Vietnam operated throughout the country… Read More US in Indochina: the ‘Secret War’ in Laos that haunts the nation to this day

US in Indochina: How the US helped the Khmer Rouge and the legacy that it has left in Cambodia

The capturing of Phnom Penh (capital of Cambodia) on the 17th April, 1975 by the Khmer Rouge marked the beginning of a destructive 3-year reign that left approximately 2 million people dead, and a dark stain on the nation’s history. Even today, Cambodia is still recovering from the extensive damage caused by their destructive plans and… Read More US in Indochina: How the US helped the Khmer Rouge and the legacy that it has left in Cambodia

The events that escalated the Vietnam War – were they real?: Exploring the truth behind the Gulf Tonkin Incidents and their implications up to the present

The Gulf Tonkin Incidents were the pretext for President Johnson to create and ultimately pass the Gulf Tonkin Resolution, which ultimately allowed the US to escalate the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War) into a large-scale war. However, the initial incidents have stirred up great controversy given the varying accounts of the… Read More The events that escalated the Vietnam War – were they real?: Exploring the truth behind the Gulf Tonkin Incidents and their implications up to the present