INDOCHINA: Viet Nam Today: Looking for Friends

Hanoi's affable leaders want lots of helpÈó‚鼂ǥfrom their former foe

To the 22-man congressional delegation that flew into Hanoi's Noi Bai airport last week, there was an ominous familiarity about the landscape. Water-filled bomb craters still pockmarked the lush rice paddies. Camouflaged antiaircraft guns poked up their snouts on the perimeter of the landing field, where two huge Soviet An-22 transport planes rested. But on the ground, all the reminders of that painful land war in Southeast Asia were washed away in atmospherics of amiability. Said Tran Quang Co, head of the North American section of...

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