AUGUST 30, 2017 – UNFINISHED VIETNAM WAR – THE COLD WAR IN ASIA
On August 30, 2017, I inform my readers about ‘Unfinished Vietnam War’, the symptom of ‘The Cold War in Asia’. The threat posed by spread of Communism in Asia is alive. Vietnam War is about containing the Communist threat which began with Communist takeover of mainland China.
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Hanoi Radio announces that Deputy Premier Le Thanh Nghi has signed an agreement with Peking whereby the People’s Republic of China will provide additional economic and technical aid to North Vietnam. China had already been providing support to the Communists in Vietnam since the war against the French. When the U.S. became decisively involved after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, China increased the support to both North Vietnam and the insurgents in South Vietnam. It was this support and that provided by the Soviet Union that permitted the North Vietnamese to prosecute the war against South Vietnam and the U.S. forces there.
Ho Chi Minh responds to Nixon letter
Ho Chi Minh’s reply to President Nixon’s letter of July 15 is received in Paris. Ho accused the United States of a “war of aggression” against the Vietnamese people, “violating our fundamental national rights” and warned that “the longer the war goes on, the more it accumulates the mourning…
Elections held in South Vietnam
An estimated 6 million South Vietnamese cast ballots for 30 seats at stake in the Senate elections. While the voting was going on, Communist forces attacked at least 14 district towns, a provincial capital, and several polling places. Fifty-five civilians were reported killed and 140 wounded.