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Guerrilla diplomacy : the NLF's foreign relations and the Viet Nam War

Author: Robert K Brigham
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.
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"In 1960 revolutionaries in South Viet Nam created the National Liberation front, a political and military organization committed to overthrowing the Saigon government and liberating Viet Nam south of the seventeenth parallel. The role of the NLF during the war has been hotly debated, with officials in Washington claiming from the outset that the NLF was merely a puppet of Hanoi. Based on over a hundred interviews  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Brigham
ISBN: 0801433177 9780801433177
OCLC Number: 39398906
Description: xviii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Maquis: origins of the NLF and its diplomatic front --
Our friends around the world: the NLF's neutralist platform --
Haunted by Geneva: the bombing pauses of 1965 --
Glory days: the NLF's diplomatic victories of 1966-1967 --
Old wine in new bottles: Johnson, Nixon, and the PRG, 1968-1969 --
Fighting while negotiating, 1970-1973 --
The ceaseless fire, 1973-1975.
Responsibility: Robert K. Brigham.

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"In 1960 revolutionaries in South Viet Nam created the National Liberation front, a political and military organization committed to overthrowing the Saigon government and liberating Viet Nam south of the seventeenth parallel. The role of the NLF during the war has been hotly debated, with officials in Washington claiming from the outset that the NLF was merely a puppet of Hanoi. Based on over a hundred interviews with former Communist cadre and high-ranking Party officials as well as extensive archival research in Viet Nam, Robert K. Brigham's is a definitive work that provides a focus on the NLF not found elsewhere. It contributes greatly to our understanding of the Viet Nam War and encourages a reassessment of that conflict."--Jacket.

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