April 29th, 1975

After a restless night of shelling and mortar attacks, my family and I were airlifted from the airport along with hundreds or maybe a thousand other refugees. We flew out to aircraft carriers waiting not very far off shore from Saigon. Those days before and after the Fall of Saigon were still vivid in my […]

The Arithmetic of Iraq

Update: I wrote this piece nine years ago after we invaded Iraq in 2003 about the need for the US to consider war refugees as the consequences of repeating our mistakes in foreign soils. The Syrian refugees situation and the fears and potential backlash for these people in the US are fulfilling a predictable outcome. […]