THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE VIETNAM WAR

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In 2015 it is 50 years since the United States provided an increased number of troops for the defense of South Vietnam against communist aggression. The Diplomat on February 10, 2015, published an article by geopolitician Francis P. Sempa on the Vietnam War strategic insights of Professor James Burnham, a leading political realist thinker. Excerpts below:

On April 30, 1975, as North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, helicopters rescued the last remaining Americans from the roof of their embassy in South Vietnam – an unforgettable manifestation of the ignominious U.S. defeat in the war in Southeast Asia that cost more than 58,000 American lives. Between 1962 and 1975, James Burnham frequently devoted his fortnightly column in National Review to a geopolitical analysis of the war in the context of the larger struggle between the West and the Soviet Union. Looking back at those columns forty years after the end of the…

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