View from the Balcony

May 1975
Time;5/19/1975, Vol. 105 Issue 21, p39
The article reports on the perception of various European countries on America after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It states that the countries have questioned the continuous reliability of Western countries as an ally after the U.S. government pulled back its troops from Saigon. According to West German defense expert Lothar Ruehl, the incident taught a great lesson to every country which showed too much dependence on the assistance of other nations instead of strengthening its own security system.


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