Month: February 2016


“We might give them a few.” Did the US offer to drop atom bombs at Dien Bien Phu?

Editor's note: It was 1954, and the surrounded French garrison was facing defeat in what would become known as the First Indochina War. What happened next has been a source of controversy for decades. The author of a 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning book on Vietnam gives his view, drawing on the array of materials that have … Continued