Le Duc Tho


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Le Duc Tho

(lā do͞oc tō), pseud. of Phan Dinh Khai (fän dĭn kī), 1911–90, Vietnamese political leader. A Vietnamese nationalist and one of the founders (1930) of the Indochinese Communist party, he opposed the French colonial regime, which twice (1930–36, 1939–44) imprisoned him. After independence and partition (1954) and Tho's appointment (1955–86) to the party politburo, he played a leading role in the North Vietnamese military during the Vietnam WarVietnam War,
conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference provisionally divided (1954) Vietnam at 17° N lat.
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. From 1968 to 1973 he was a key member of the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris Peace Conferences. As North Vietnam's principal spokesman, Tho, along with Henry KissingerKissinger, Henry Alfred
, 1923–, American political scientist and U.S. secretary of state (1973–77), b. Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1938. A leading expert on international relations and nuclear defense policy, Kissinger taught (1957–69) at
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, the United States' chief negotiator, hammered out the ceasefire of 1973. Both men were awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, but Tho declined the prize, saying peace had not yet been established.
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When Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, a key member of Hanoi's Politburo, signed the 1973 Paris Peace Accords that effectively ended America's involvement in the war neither Vietnamese side evinced much enthusiasm.
Small wonder Le Duc Tho said that one reason he declined the award was the unmistakable reality that there was no peace in Vietnam.
In the middle of the session, Le Duc Tho requests Henry Kissinger to include a promise within the draft agreement that the United States would not continue its military involvement in Vietnam after the peace agreement was signed.
In the letter, I was asking if there were any other candidates for the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize besides Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho and I asked why the 1972 Nobel Peace Prize was blocked and was not awarded to any person or organization.
The bank's deputy general director, Le Duc Tho, said, 'Our plan is to sell the bonds in the fourth quarter, but in reality we will be flexible.
Le Duc Tho thought it did when in 1973 he declined the Nobel Peace Prize, which he was jointly awarded together with Henry Kissinger, reasoning that his country was still at war.
Nahum Barnea, who is usually moderate and liberal, (and perhaps this is the first time I ever object to something he wrote), said in Yedioth Ahronoth that in the long history of the prize, it has been given sometimes to people who did not deserve it, and that the most insulting example of the previous generation was Yasser Arafat, but that there were many others, including Kissinger, Gorbachev, and the former North Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho.
His involvement in trying to find a negotiated end to the Vietnam War with his Vietnamese counterpart Le Duc Tho earned them both a Nobel Prize in 1973; however, Tho declined it, saying that the agreement they had reached was not being implemented.
One of the principal themes developed here is the search for a negotiated settlement, first in the Paris Peace Talks and then through secret meetings between Kissinger and North Vietnamese foreign minister Xuan Thuy and special adviser Le Duc Tho.
Asi se iniciaron las conversaciones de paz, aunque esta solo se alcanzo anos despues, razon por la que Le Duc Tho, representante vietnamita en esas negociaciones, no acepto el galardonLas situaciones de los dos paises tienen diferencias importantes, pero tambien semejanzas, ambos fueron invadidos por Estados Unidos por razones estrategicas del imperio.
In probably the most insightful aspect of Ending the Vietnam War, we see Kissinger grappling with Le Duc Tho, who understood the former's "motivations better than [he] understood them" (p.
Finally, the cease-fire was worked out in Paris by Kissinger and North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho.