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In the Interests of Peace: Canada and Vietnam, 1954-73
In the Interests of Peace: Canada and Vietnam, 1954-73
By Douglas A. Ross
University of Toronto Press, 1984, 484 pp
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This heavily documented, argumentative book seeks to absolve the Canadian government of complicity in the American war in Vietnam through allegedly biased conduct in the International Control Commission. The author believes that Ottawa behaved prudently in the light of an overriding concern that the United States might use nuclear weapons. Mr. Ross's principal historiographical target is James Eayrs's Indochina: The Roots of Complicity (reviewed in Foreign Affairs, Winter 1983/84).