The Logic and Wisdom of Lifting the US Arms Embargo on Vietnam


Lewis M. Stern

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 345


Washington, DC: East-West Center

Publication Date: June 2, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Lewis M. Stern, former Director for Southeast Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, explains that “This was not an attempt to buy Vietnamese cooperation in some anti-China crusade in reaction to Chinese aggressive behavior in the South China Sea but part of a broader effort to urge and encourage Vietnam to be a … responsible example of rational modern governance.”

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