Two of my brothers fought in Viet Nam. Both served with distinction and valor even though they were on polar opposite ends of the political spectrum. Today, both agree that the lives lost, maimed, and forever changed were done so on questionable grounds. Having recently visited Viet Nam the anti american sentiment remains profound - irrespective of the western clothing and music seemingly ubiquitous. Europeans enjoy a favorable exchange rate thus flock to the area for cheap booze and equally cheap yet delicious food. China remains the ever present "tiger at the door". I'm not sure I agree with the author's views. My fear is the juice was not, and is not, worth the squeeze.