Vice-premier Deng Xiaoping (left), the architect of China's economic miracle, and US president Jimmy Carter in 1979

The US Cannot Afford to Repeat the Mistakes of 1979

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the US withdrawal from Vietnam, a conflict that cost the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Just six years after the US left the Southeast Asian nation, another country entered the Indochina fray. In February 1979, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) invaded Vietnam on the heels of securing […]

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