Jul 25, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Echoes from Hanoi, Vietnam

- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam July 23, 2010
Yesterday, I arrived in Vietnam and I was honored to be here to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the normalization of our diplomatic relations. The day before, I was in Seoul, my third visit to Korea as Secretary. Together, Secretary Gates and I have sent the strong message that 60 years after the outbreak of the Korean War the U.S.-Korea alliance is strong, helping to underwrite peace and security and create the conditions for economic growth throughout the region.

- President Johnson's 'Peace without Conquest' Speech at Johns Hopkins University April 7, 1965
But we will always oppose the effort of one nation to conquer another nation. We will do this because our own security is at stake. But there is more to it than that. For our generation has a dream. It is a very old dream. But we have the power and now we have the opportunity to make that dream come true. For centuries nations have struggled among each other. But we dream of a world where disputes are settled by law and reason. And we will try to make it so.For most of history men have hated and killed one another in battle. But we dream of an end to war.

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