How do you let drone pilots dropping bombs by remote control know the consequences of their actions? Some Afghan artists are using a giant photo. And a journalist now claims the US didn't attack Syria's government after evidence of chemical warfare emerged because it may not have been Assad's fault. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
President Barack Obama will touch down in Hanoi on Sunday. He’s just the third US president to visit since the end of the Vietnam War. This woman escaped that war — and found out that it’s never too late to heal.
Congress is re-opening a chapter of the Vietnam War and a heated debate. Back in the summer of 1969 during the war, a US Navy destroyer cruising the South China Sea collided with an Australian aircraft carrier.The USS Frank E. Evans was cut in half, killing 74 US sailors. None of their names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Henry Kissinger played a leading role in American foreign policy for years. Now in his retirement years, he has a new book out. And he's drawing parallels between his own experiences and the foreign policy challenges of today.
The recession made multi-generational households more common in the US. But the trend isn't new for many immigrant families, especially in Asian households. And money isn't the main driver. Tradition is.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi is showing “Vietnam: 25 Years of Documenting a Changing Country,” a photo exhibition of National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow’s lifelong work in that country. In his introduction to the exhibition, Andrew Lam writes that the photographs capture a country that has many versions of itself.