January 23, 1993 marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords between the United States and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. This Treaty ended American involvement in the Vietnam War. The twentieth anniversary of the termination of the conflict provides an opportunity to review the international legal controversy surrounding the war and to begin to assess the war's significance.
Matthew Lippman, Vietnam: A Twenty Year Retrospective, 11 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 325 (1993).