Brother Enemy: The War After the War

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Brother Enemy: The War After the War

By Nayan Chanda
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986
479 pp. $24.95

This is a compelling account of the third Indochina war-the one that began shortly after the United States pulled out of Saigon in 1975. It will be indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the roots of the regional conflict between China and Vietnam and the sources of the continuing war between the Vietnamese and Cambodian communists. In addition to providing a comprehensive discussion of recent events, the author demonstrates that these conflicts are deeply rooted in history and geography and are not likely to end in the foreseeable future. "Unless there is a willingness in both Peking and Hanoi to lower their sights, Indochina will not know peace."

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