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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 10. 23rd May 1973

Bases and Armaments given to Thieu

Bases and Armaments given to Thieu

Under Article 6 of the Peace Agreement the United States agreed to dismantle all its military bases in South Vietnam within sixty days of the agreement being signed. Under Article 5 the U.S. pledged to withdraw all its armaments and munitions. What the Americans have done to get around these provisions of the agreement has been to turn over its bases and munitions to the Saigon Administration, in violation of Article 7.

The United States Government has tried its best to cover up these violations by claiming, for example, that it has now got not a single military base in South Vietnam! However attempts to fool the P.R.G. and people throughout the world have not been very successful. One case where the Americans were caught red

handed was the 'Japan Incident'. The United States Government, with the complicity of the Japanese Government, transferred 10,000 tons of weapons from Japan to South Vietnam. Unfortunately the Japanese anti-war movement found out, and after large demonstrations the Japanese Government was forced to admit that the Americans had been exporting armaments from Japan to South Vietnam.