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First U.S. Ambassador to Postwar Vietnam Arrives in Hanoi

HeadlineMay 09, 1997

This news from Hanoi: The United States’ first ambassador to postwar Vietnam arrived in Hanoi today, proclaiming a new era of relations between the former foes and a chance to bury their history of conflict and suspicion. Ambassador Doug Peterson, whose posting was delayed by domestic politics and legal wrangling, arrived 22 years after the victory over U.S.-backed forces of former South Vietnam.

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