from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Le Duc Tho 1911-1990. Vietnamese political leader who negotiated the North Vietnamese-U.S. cease-fire (1973) with Henry Kissinger. Both were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1973), but Le Duc Tho refused it on the grounds that peace was not yet established in South Vietnam.
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- n. Vietnamese diplomat who negotiated with Henry Kissinger to end the war in Vietnam (1911-1990)
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Meanwhile, Kissinger continued his intermittent secret rendezvous with the North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho and his colleagues in Paris, meeting twelve times before Nixon made the negotiating record public in January 1972.