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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (left, shown here with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in June) will meet with President Obama while suppressing dissidents, bloggers and religious leaders. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, Pool)

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**FILE** President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and wife Mai Thi Hanh before the APEC leaders dinner in Honolulu on Nov. 12, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and wife Mai Thi Hanh before the APEC leaders dinner in Honolulu on Nov. 12, 2011. (Associated Press)

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A caisson carries the casket of Army Spc. 5 John L. Burgess to its burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery, 43 years after he was killed in Vietnam. Among those at Tuesday’s ceremony was his 44-year-old son, who was not yet 2 when his father died. (Associated Press)

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Gary Witt, a two-time Purple Heart recipient for his service in Vietnam during 1968-69 with the Marines, remains at Monument Terrace following the Memorial Day observance to converse with people in the crowd Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Sam O'Keefe)

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Gary Witt, a two-time Purple Heart recipient for his service in Vietnam during 1968-69 with the Marines, remains at Monument Terrace following the Memorial Day observance to converse with people in the crowd Monday, May 27, 2013 in Lynchburg, Va. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Sam O'Keefe\)

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A member of the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard prepares for the presentation of the colors at a Mother's Day ceremony to honor four who sacrificed in Vietnam.

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**FILE** Nguyen Kim Hung cooks a rat at his home in Dinh Bang Village, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, on Jan. 30, 2008. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Nguyen Kim Hung cooks a rat at his home in Dinh Bang Village, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, on Jan. 30, 2008. (Associated Press)

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The American Legion has taken issue with the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” showcasing the wreckage of a B-52 bomber shot down in Vietnam in 1972. The plane is now the centerpiece of a monument celebrating the “defeat of U.S. imperialists.” (American Legion)

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The American Legion has taken issue with the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” showcasing the wreckage of a B-52 bomber shot down in Vietnam in 1972. The plane is now the centerpiece of a monument celebrating the “defeat of U.S. imperialists.” (American Legion)

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From left, Thein Sein, president of Myanmar; Benigno Aquino III, president of the Philippines; Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore; Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand; Nguyen Tan Dung, prime minister of Vietnam; and Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia, join hands after a signing ceremony of adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration during a summit for the association in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Attendees at the Retreat Session of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 19, 2011, include (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein (rear), Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Vietnamese President Nguyen Tan Dung, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A group of Vietnamese sex workers are given a class on safe sex by members of an HIV/AIDS outreach network at a karaoke club in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 12, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A group of Vietnamese sex workers are given a class on safe sex by members of an HIV/AIDS outreach network at a karaoke club in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 12, 2009. (Associated Press)

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Vietnam veteran David Snyder of Metamora, Ohio, watches a live video broadcast of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Mr. Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Aimed at Barry Goldwater, who favored using tactical nuclear weapons in Vietnam, the commercial from the Lyndon Johnson campaign featured Monique Corzillus plucking petals from a daisy and counting down from 10 — only to have her image and voice replaced by a male countdown and a nuclear mushroom cloud. (Screen grab from President Johnson's campaign)

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Duc Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, accepts his certificate of citizenship after being sworn in along with 224 others on Sept. 17, 2012, at the National Archives Building in Washington, during a naturalization ceremony to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Duc Nguyen (center), originally from Vietnam, listens along with 224 other newly sworn-in U.S. citizens on Sept. 17, 2012, at the National Archives Building in Washington, during a naturalization ceremony to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nguyen Thi Chi (left), 20, plays July 26, 2012, with her girlfriend Dinh Thi Hong Loan, 30, at Thong Nhat park in Hanoi, Vietnam. The lesbian couple have dated for more than 2 years and plan to get married next month. (Associated Press)