Professor H. Bruce Franklin As the 25th anniversary of US-Viet Nam diplomatic ties draws near, Professor H. Bruce Franklin, one of America’s leading historians and the author of many books on the American war in Vietnam like Vietnam War, Vietnam and America and Vietnam & other American Fantasies shared his thoughts about US- Viet Nam relations with Viet Nam News On January 27, 1973, the United States formally agreed to end its war in Viet Nam and pledged to “respect the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Viet Nam.” But it continued to support, arm, and finance military war until the final victory of Viet Nam in April 1975. Then for the next 20 years, it waged economic, political, and psychological war against the Vietnamese nation. Central to that war was the demand that Viet Nam account for thousands of Americans missing in combat, whom many Americans believed were being held by Viet Nam as POWs. During those two decades, many other Americans were working to end these attacks on Viet Nam and to begin – for the very first time – diplomatic relations between our two nations. In his 1993 essay U.S.-Vietnam Relations: The Past, the Present, and the Future, Professor… Read full this story
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