May 22, 2016

U.S., Vietnam: Once enemies in war, now partners in trade

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Journalist David Jackson

HO CHI MINH CITY — A half-century ago, Vietnam War correspondents mocked the military's overly optimistic news briefings by dubbing them the "Five O'Clock Follies."

These days, the "Five O'Clock Follies" is the name of another daily event in the city once known as Saigon: Happy hour at the Rex Hotel.


To read the full article, visit the USA Today website. 

  • Richard Fontaine


    Richard Fontaine is the President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from 2009-2012 and previously as fo...