International Law vs North Vietnam Treatment of Prisoners of War
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS United States
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The study examines whether or not North Vietnam is bound by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 in the Vietnam Conflict. If North Vietnam, as a signatory to the Conventions, is able to deny the Conventions applicability at the very time it is needed most, the value of the international law in its present text is questionable.