FOCUS ON THE FOREIGN SERVICE IN VIETNAM
BY SHAWN DORMAN
Allan Wendt was a junior FSO on night duty when the embassy was attacked by Viet Cong commandos. This is his story.
BY ALLAN WENDT
From the vantage point of both the field and the National Security Council, one FSO shows the critical role the Foreign Service played in a difficult environment.
BY KENNETH M. QUINN
At the State Department, a small group of FSOs worked outside normal channels to prevent a potential human tragedy.
BY PARKER W. BORG
With the fall of South Vietnam looming, and an ambassador still in denial, FSOs on the ground began taking matters into their own hands to help get people out, by any means possible.
BY JOSEPH MCBRIDE
Amidst the chaos of the last days in Saigon, U.S. government personnel risked their lives to save Vietnamese.
BY ANNE D. PHAM
Serving in Embassy Saigon’s consular section meant dealing with the social consequences—marriages, births, adoptions—of more than three million Americans coming through a country of 26 million.
BY LANGE SCHERMERHORN
Forty years later, the experience still offers valuable insights for effective expeditionary diplomacy.
BY RUFUS PHILLIPS
Now known for its dynamic economy, Vietnam has slowly but surely taken its place among the nations of the world.
BY MURRAY HIEBERT
Forty-five years after serving there, one veteran FSO encounters the new Vietnam.
BY PARKER W. BORG
A lifelong AFSA member, Ted served as the association’s elected president from 1989 to 1991 and as FSJ Editorial Board chair from 2005 to 2011.
BY STEVEN ALAN HONLEY
How to Find the Next Bill Burns
BY ROBERT J. SILVERMAN
Citizenship and Unwed Border Moms: The Misfortune of Geography
BY AMELIA SHAW
Vietnam: Endings and Beginnings
BY BRUCE A. BEARDSLEY
The April issue is one of our largest ever, and even with an expanded focus, there is much more to the story. AFSA reached out to members for photos and memories from their time in Vietnam, which we have assembled as part of this online supplement. Here you will also find fascinating, sometimes prescient, articles on Vietnam published in past issues of the FSJ.