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On the basis of his personal experience in wartime Vietnam, Amb. J. R. Bullington, argues that, contrary to popular belief,

  (a) the war was winnable and

  (b) the antiwar protests were largely responsible for bringing it to an end.

 

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Welcome to the Real Foreign Service!
By MICHAEL W. COTTER

“As my Vietnam tour neared an end, I ventured for the first time into the assignment process, expressing an interest in Brazil. I already spoke Spanish, but had friends in Brazil and thought that broadening my languages to include Portuguese would be a good career move. Several months later I received my assignment, to Bolivia. . . . Anyway, it was right next to Brazil.” [FULL TEXT]

The Unpleasant and Unpromising Captain Q
By EDRIC RICK SHERMAN

“My American host of the previous evening was on the line shouting with incoherent fury that he was in custody, as was his co-director. They were being placed on the first flight out of the country — a flight scheduled to depart in two hours! He claimed he did not know the reason for their expulsion, but the police were throwing around words like ‘espionage’ and ‘treason.’” [FULL TEXT]

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American Diplomacy                Vol. V, No. 3                Summer 2000
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