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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Lien-Hang Nguyen (University of Kentucky, Hanoi's War)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob talks to Hang about her book on the Vietnam War, Hanoi’s War. Hang describes the major myths Americans tend to believe about Vietnam. Rob is fascinated by the conflicting advice North Vietnam received from Moscow and Beijing. How did American air power affect Hanoi’s decisions? How important was secrecy to the negotiations that ended the war? Hang explains how the Vietnamese perspective on the war has changed in recent years.

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Recorded:Jan 28    Posted:Feb 2, 2014
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Foreign Entanglements | Feb 2, 2014 | Robert Farley & Lien-Hang Nguyen

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