Regarding Gwynne Dyer’s Jan. 30 article, “Vietnam delusion endures“: Nice article, but Dyer fails to mention Laos, which is now communist and under the heel of Vietnam. Dyer also fails to mention the writings of Vietnamese military and political leader Vo Nguyen Giap, who outlined communist expansion plans for all neighboring countries.
Liberal historians also seem to have forgotten the communist insurgency in Malaya, which Britain successfully put down.
North Vietnamese communism was a huge threat to the region, and although I am against the way the Americans went about fighting it, their intervention undoubtedly put the stoppers on communist expansion plans.
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