VIET NAM: The Cautious Conquerors of Saigon

Almost two years to the day after the collapse of the Saigon regime, the U.S. and Viet Nam's Communist rulers last week took an important step toward reconciliation. At the end of two days of cordial talks in Paris between Richard Holbrooke, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and Phan Hien, Viet Nam's Deputy Foreign Minister, the U.S. agreed to stop opposing Viet Nam's admission to the U.N., which Washington has blocked three times since 1975. The U.S. also promised to lift a trade embargo after diplomatic relations...

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