Vietnam: Building and Sustaining People's Defense

van Tra, Pham
January 2005
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Winter2005, Issue 36, p97
The article focuses on the defense policies of Vietnam. The policy objectives of Vietnam's national defense are to safeguard peace, maintain and develop relations of friendship, cooperation, and joint development with other countries, broaden national defense diplomacy to increase mutual understanding and build confidence in relations with neighboring countries, as well as with those in Southeast Asia and the world over, regardless of sociopolitical systems. Vietnam advocates striving for the prevention and elimination of war menaces, supports nuclear-free policy, and opposes the production of weapons of mass destruction.


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