America’s Other “Endless War”: What the U.S. Can Learn from its Experience in Vietnam

November 19, 2020

The Vietnam War was a long and bloody war in American history. Yet, today, Vietnam is one of America’s most important diplomatic and trading partners in Asia. How did we get here? What can the United States learn from reconciliation with Vietnam? And, how might we carry those lessons to America’s seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah traveled to Hanoi to speak with experts who know the relationship best. Featuring interviews with Nguyen Qui Duc, Lien-Hang Nguyen, & Vu Minh Giang.

This video is part of Independent America, a three-year research project led out by EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah, which seeks to explore how U.S. foreign policy could better be tailored to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters.