Richard Immerman, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple, spoke with "In Focus" host Steve Highsmith, about the Vietnam War. According to Immerman, the U.S. initially had very little interest in Southeast Asia. "It became increasingly so as the Cold War conflict with the Soviet Union intensified; China fell to the communists in 1949; the French had a vested interest in Indochina, as it was called at that point. And so incrementally, the area increased in interest to the United States but it was in relationship to more global and regional issues." he said.