The American Role in Vietnam and East Asia

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The American Role in Vietnam and East Asia

By Henry J. Kenny
Praeger, 1984
192 pp. $26.95
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A former army officer in Vietnam, who later served as an assistant to Ambassador Mansfield in Tokyo, describes what he calls the "second revolution in Asia today"-sustained economic growth, rising educational levels, progress in the arts and sciences, the rise of independent and pro-Western governments, growing commercial links across the Pacific Basin, and gradually increasing respect for democratic processes. The generally optimistic tone should be compared with the more reserved view of some of the writers in the Pacific Forum volume.