Viet Nam: Ending an Entanglement

Ending an Entanglement

"Rice is currently the primary concern of our daily life," said the editorial in the Vietnamese Communist Party newspaper Nhan Dan, amid reports that 3 million of Viet Nam's 63.5 million people may be threatened with starvation because of economic mismanagement and poor harvests. Last week Hanoi took a step that may not only lighten the burden on a desperately ailing economy but also make Viet Nam less of a pariah in Southeast Asia. The government announced that by the end of the year it would withdraw 50,000 Vietnamese troops from neighboring Kampuchea as part of a total, phased pullout of...

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