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Here's a direct link to the article Bo Archer mentioned https://kennedysandking.com/reviews/...m-war-part-one It's a four part article, so be forewarned.
Thanks for posting the link, I found it very interesting with a different point of view

One of the other questions I have concerns Nixon's contacts in the run up to the 1968 election with President Thieu, would Thieu agreed to go to the proposed peace talks if the Nixon efforts had not occurred?

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Thanks for posting the link, I found it very interesting with a different point of view

One of the other questions I have concerns Nixon's contacts in the run up to the 1968 election with President Thieu, would Thieu agreed to go to the proposed peace talks if the Nixon efforts had not occurred?
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In fairness I don't think it would have mattered either way if Nixon hadn't interfered. North Vietnam was never going to give in to anything Johnson had to offer, which wasn't much. I'm not defending Nixon far from it.
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Yet another outstanding article directed toward the Ken Burn's documentary. This one is special as it is from a South Vietmanese American female named Anh Le who is currently an independent journalist from San Francisco. She and her family lived the War and later moved to USA. Her article is titled: KEN BURN'S VIETNAM DOCUMENTARY MISSES MARK. It is found at beyondchron.org and dated 10/10/2017. Presently, at Beyond Chron website they have added a number of interest viewers follow up remarks (a number of veterans).
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Yet another outstanding article directed toward the Ken Burn's documentary. This one is special as it is from a South Vietmanese American female named Anh Le who is currently an independent journalist from San Francisco. She and her family lived the War and later moved to USA. Her article is titled: KEN BURN'S VIETNAM DOCUMENTARY MISSES MARK. It is found at beyondchron.org and dated 10/10/2017. Presently, at Beyond Chron website they have added a number of interest viewers follow up remarks (a number of veterans).
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I recently purchased and read the kindle version of this book cited below and here is the "About the Book" section:

"PERFECT SPY: THE INCREDIBLE DOUBLE LIFE OF PHAM XUAN AN, TIME MAGAZINE REPORTER AND VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST AGENT by LARRY BERMAN"

"During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists---the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale--not to mention the most influential members of the South Vietnamese government and army. None of them ever guessed that he was also providing strategic intelligence to Hanoi---General Giap joked, "We are now in the U.S. war room."

"chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating spies."

This is an excellent work!
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I haven't see all the episodes as I was Korea the week it started. I did think that the depection of Tet 68, most particularly the fighting in Hue and the VC massacres of civilians uncovered after the fighting was fair and balanced. Particularly credible were his VC leaders, in one case trying to justify it, and in another case, that he, a former high ranking VC, might be getting himself in trouble for admitting they happened.

Regarding the war overall, I don't feel I was duped. I do believe that the strategy was seriously flawed. And I remain convinced that if we'd pounded the North continuously with B-52s until they withdrew all their forces from the South, we could have had a two state solution. The frank truth denied by all Vietnamese nationalists was that the Nguyen-Trinh spit into two de facto Viet states, reunified in 1802 with territories earlier conquered from the Cham and Cambodians, had diverged enough to justify two separate Vietnamese states in the Cold War period and perhaps longer. Korean nationalists felt the same way about their country in 1950-53, and they remain a two-state solution.
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For all those who say we could have never won the war. To those who say we didnít win in Ď73, read this mans post. As tough as the N Vietnamese were, when Nixon and Kissinger put together 75 miles of B-52ís, they came to the table, and signed the peace agreement.

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I was amazed that nixon an kissinger prolonger the war in 1968 by telling the VC that they would get a better deal to end the war from nixon and not to end the war with johnson. so many lives were wasted.
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