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The U.S. Struggles to Deal with a New Vietnam

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The U.S. Struggles to Deal with a New Vietnam

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The U.S. Struggles to Deal with a New Vietnam

The U.S. Struggles to Deal with a New Vietnam

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For many, Vietnam still represents the war that America lost. But when President Bush visits Vietnam this week he'll find a country that is vibrant, booming, and eager to do more business with the United States.

Guests:

Dana Sachs, author of The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam

Peter Zinoman, associate professor of History at UC Berkeley; founding editor/editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Andrew Lam, editor with New America Media and the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora

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