‘One of the greatest misconceptions of the Vietnam War was that Ho Chi Minh was the uncontested leader of the North Vietnamese forces. However it was Le Duan who was the main strategist and political planner.’
To mark the 50th anniversary of the TET Offensive, Radio National’s Between the Lines program explored some of historical information that’s emerged about Le Duan from the archives of Vietnam. Tom Switzer interviewed Contemporary Histories’ member Professor Peter Edwards, and Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen from Columbia University.
Hear the interview here: