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US and Vietnam: Gradually Becoming Bittersweet Partners?

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Increased trade setting the stage for defense and security arrangements.

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Tim C. (2412)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:57 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:55 pm
Noted and read.

Roger Garin-michaud (134)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:40 pm
noted, thanks!

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:32 am
noted, thanks Cal

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Monday May 20, 2013, 5:43 am
Bit ironic!

Natasha Salgado (660)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:18 am
Not sure about this brotherhood...thx Cal

John De Avalon (36)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:32 am
A bittersweet irony.

War - what is it good for?


Frances Darcy (231)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:03 am
Ironic indeed

Michael Kirkby (90)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:44 am
More damage was done to that country through the trade embargo than the actual war did. Viet Nam and corruption go hand in hand like they do in most countries. It always has and as I've gotten older it still puzzles me why we continued to prop up a corrupt regime as we did in the south. Uncle Ho wanted his country back. We refused him aid and assistance; the Russians did not. Communism would never have flourished if we had supported him. Communism and terrorism never flourish when the people are happy and the economy is good.
The Domino Theory was a preposterous lie and McNamara suffered from the arrogance of his own genius and myopia sadly for the millions and millions of people whose lives were adversely affected.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:50 am
Don't even get me started on the colonialist horse cookies that passed for intelligence. We owed the French nothing in SE Asia and we would have done well to have learned the lesson at Dien Bien Phu. We could have changed SE Asia without involving massive troop bombings. Of course there was also the engineered Tonkin Gulf incident that justified America's involvement. Follow the money boys and girls.
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