Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on some of the problems that might emerge when a United States Embassy is established in Iraq after the country regains sovereignty. One problem: how to coordinate with the huge, ongoing U.S. military operation. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the war in Vietnam offers some lessons.
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Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

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Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

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NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on some of the problems that might emerge when a United States Embassy is established in Iraq after the country regains sovereignty. One problem: how to coordinate with the huge, ongoing U.S. military operation. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the war in Vietnam offers some lessons.

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