The U.S. plans to resume the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam after a 40-year hiatus, but this time it will be selling weapons to a communist government that defeated its erstwhile ally, South Vietnam, in 1975. One of the legislators lobbying for the change is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was tortured by his North Vietnamese captors when he was a POW in Hanoi from 1967-73. The change in U.S. policy might have been unimaginable a decade ago, but what has changed since then is ...

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