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Le Duc ThoEncyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History (2007)
Vietnamese revolutionary, member of the Vietnamese Communist Party's Political Bureau, and chief negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks. Le Due Tho was born Phan Dinh Khai in Nam Ha Province on 14 October 1911. He became active in communist political circles at a young age and in 1930 helped found the Indochinese Communist Party (ICP). During the 1930s he spent nearly a decade in prison for his anti-French political activities. In 1945 he helped form the nationalist Viet Minh organization with Ho Chi Minh and from the late 1950s largely directed the war in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, South Vietnam). According to some sources, Le' s views actually prevailed over those ofHo.
EditorSpencer C. Tucker
Citation InformationBrian D. Behnken. "Le Duc Tho" Santa Barbara, CAEncyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History Vol. 2 (2007)
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