Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Cracking a Vietnam War Mystery – New Book Uses Long-Hidden Communist Sources to Explore a Potential Missed Opportunity for Peace in 1966 – Evidence from James G. Hershberg, Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam (Stanford University Press/Wilson Center Press, January 2012).

Published on National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 369, by James G. Hershberg, January 15, 2012. (For more information contact him on 202/994-7000, or by e-mail).

See first this video of 4.40 minutes on YouTube.  

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2012 – Casting new light on one of the most controversial and enduring mysteries of the Vietnam War, a new book using evidence from long-hidden communist sources suggests that the U.S. Government missed a major chance to open peace talks with North Vietnam in late 1966, more than eighteen months before the opening of the Paris peace talks and more than six years before the accords that finally ended US direct involvement in the fighting … // … (full long text, a video, Documents 1 – 16 and Notes 1 – 34).

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