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Vietnam Plus-50

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:06 PM
Shubi, the Vietnam War was concluded via truce at the Paris Peace Talks in 1973. The vast majority of our combat arms forces left the Republic of S. Vietnam in '73, having beaten the north in every significant military engagement. After having pledged to support the south, Congress stabbed Saigon in the back and left them to their fate in 1975, when the communists reneged on the peace agreement. In other words, our military didn't lose the war; Congress lost the peace.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...