VIET NAM: The Soviets Settle In

Hanoi turns to Moscow for help and is coming up with lots of it

Following Hanoi's conquest of South Viet Nam in 1975, the country's Communist leaders repeatedly emphasized their determination to stay clear of great-power entanglements and to preserve their hard-sought independence. They have not succeeded. With surprising swiftness, Viet Nam has in the past three months turned increasingly to the Soviets for help in keeping its far-flung military machine running. In return, Moscow has extended its strategic and military reach into Southeast Asia with a vigor that has alarmed Japan...

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