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CIA report on Feb. 14, 1968 about the Tet Offensive at Da Nang Province

CIA report on Feb. 14, 1968 about the Tet Offensive at Da Nang Province

CIA report on April 8, 1968 about the Tet Offensive

CIA report on April 8, 1968 about the Tet Offensive

CIA report on Feb. 26, 1968 about the Tet Offensive

CIA report on Feb. 26, 1968 about the Tet Offensive

Report on Red China's Scheme of Expansion

Danger of Instability in the Region

China and Vietnam Sign Land Border Treaty

Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam signed the Treaty of Land Border between China and Vietnam in Hanoi on December 31, 1999 on behalf of their respective countries. With the signing of the treaty, all outstanding issues relating to the land border between China and Vietnam have been resolved. Among those who attended the signing ceremony were Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and Wang Yi, head of the Chinese delegation for China-Vietnam land border negotiations and Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister.

Vietnam protests over Chinese

Vietnam has formally protested to China over so-called "invasion plans" appearing on mainland websites that purport to detail the complete military occupation of the country by China.

Good-Bye Vietnam

Thirty minutes after our Vietnam Airline flight departed from Tan Son Nhut airport in Ho Chi Minh City, we looked down upon the denuded red plains and my wife and I instantaneously felt an incredible sense of relief and freedom. We were finally free from the daily harassment, intimidation and greed of the Vietnamese officials and we could actually feel the weight of the last three months lift off our shoulders.

The Pain of a Refugee

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A little Vietnamese girl and a pepple (La Petite Vietnamienne et le galet)

- This round piece of candy is for Mom,
The square one saved for Dad,
The little one saved for sister,
A bigger one saved for brother,
And the largest candy … is for me.

The History of Vietnamese Immigration

 The history of Vietnamese immigration to the United States is relatively recent. Prior to 1975, most Vietnamese residing in the United States were spouses and children of American servicemen in Vietnam. On April 30, 1975, “the fall of Saigon” ended the Vietnam War and prompted the first of two waves of emigration from Vietnam to the United States.

Generation Gap

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A Journey to Freedom (1975 - 1980)

They were prepared to risk everything. In the years following the Vietnam War, over one million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those Vietnamese who took to the ocean in tiny overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." The survivors sometimes languished for years in refugee camps. The luckier ones were taken in by countries like Canada.

During Operation 'Passage to Freedom', 1954

In August and September 1954, during one of her many Far Eastern deployments, USS Bayfield took part in Operation "Passage to Freedom". This effort, a consequence of the end of France's Indochina war, transported more that three-hundred thousand people, nearly seventy-thousand tons of cargo and over eight-thousand vehicles from northern to southern Vietnam between August 1954 and May 1955. Though Bayfield's part in the operation was limited, it was well photographed, as these pages show.

Lansdale Team's Report on Covert Saigon Mission in 1954 and 1955

Following are excerpts from the report of the Saigon Military Mission, an American team headed by Edward G. Lansdale, covering its activities in the 1954-55 period. The report accompanies the Pentagon's study of the Vietnam war, which cites it without identifying the author or date. The excerpts appear verbatim, with only unmistakable typographical errors corrected.

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