In the cliche, ala Rambo, it is American Vietnam vets who end up fighting in Burma against the tatmadaw. Readers of these New Mandala posts will know what I mean. So my curiosity was piqued by a recent report that has thousands of Chinese veterans of the Vietnam War moving in to the Shan State to reinforce the United Wa State Army. If this is an even half-way credible report I think we would all love to learn more.