The UK and the Vietnam War

When the US was fighting the Vietnam War during the 1960s, although Australia and New Zealand sent troops to fight with them, the UK did not. Denis Healey, Britain's Defence Minister at the time, talks to Witness about why his government was able to resist American invitations to join the war. And what he thinks of Tony Blair's decision to join the US in the invasion of Iraq.

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Fri 5 Mar 2010 08:50 GMT

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