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by Orrin Schwab

  • ISBN: 0275962792
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  • Author: Orrin Schwab
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (September 24, 1998)
  • Pages: 264 pages
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Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective . has been added to your Cart.

Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective provided by new archival materials and the intellectual synthesis of institutional. IDefending the Free World^R is an unusual and spirited book that analyzes how the strategies of a managerial liberalism in the Kennedy administration got us into Vietnam, and how the institutional doctrines of the Pentagon made it impossible for Johnson and Nixon to get us out, short of a catastrophic defea. .Schwab's analysis of this liberal technocracy is a major. contribution to the literature on the Vietnam War.

Home Browse Books Book details, Defending the Free World: John F. Kennedy . Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975-United States. United States-Foreign Relations-1961-1963. Kennedy,. Defending the Free World: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and the Vietnam War, 1961-1965. The Vietnam War literature is vast and continues to grow, with the opening of new sources, the reexamination of existing ones, and the writing of memoirs, oral histories, and a range of texts based upon primary and secondary sources. This book is an examination of the origins of the American ground in Vietnam in the 1960s. United States-Foreign Relations-1963-1969.

Defending The Free World book. The study begins with John F. Kennedy's inaugural address in January of 1961 and proceeds to show the decision-making rocess regarding Vietnam and Indochina through the several critical events that led to Johnson's famous press conference speech of 1965.

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Published by Praeger, CT, 1998. Praeger, CT. An examination of the origins of the American ground war in Vietnam. Schwab looks at both the Kennedy Adminstration s intervention and the Johnson Adminstration s committment of US ground troop. Condition: Very Good Hardcover. The book ends with the full engagement of the large scale US troops.

Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective provided by new archival materials and the intellectual synthesis of institutional, political, and diplomatic history

Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective provided by new archival materials and the intellectual synthesis of institutional, political, and diplomatic history. Vietnam policy is shown at many different levels, from the presidency down to the level of CIA operatives in the field and public opinion specialists on the White House staff.

This, then, is the Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes, with Vandiver providing perspective and the .

He argues that Johnson entered the war honestly–fully believing that Russia and China were serious threats and convinced by his Tuesday Lunch advisors that aiding South Vietnam was essential to maintaining America's international reputation-but without confidence in his foreign policy role. In the end, Vandiver concludes that, tragically, had Johnson had the faith in his war instincts that he had on other fronts, he might have achieved his goals, emerging at last from the shadow of Vietnam.

Defending the free world: John F. Praeger Studies in Diplomacy and Strategic Thought. Westport, CT: Praeger. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.

The Vietnam War was never declared.

Most of the Army's strategic reserve was depleted during operations in Southeast Asia and had to be reconstituted. The Vietnam War was never declared. It began as a conflict between France and the Vietnamese nationalist movement during World War II, when the Japanese temporarily displaced the French as colonial rulers and thus created an opening for the communist Viet Minh.

JOHN F. KENNEDY IN VIETNAM There are many critical questions surrounding United States involvement in Vietnam. Kennedy and the Vietnam War. London: Praeger Publishers, 1998.

Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective provided by new archival materials and the intellectual synthesis of institutional, political, and diplomatic history. Vietnam policy is shown at many different levels, from the presidency down to the level of CIA operatives in the field and public opinion specialists on the White House staff. The views of State Department officers, foreign public opinion, editorials in major U.S. newspapers, and the powerful leaders of both Congressional houses reveal an informed and highly conflicted public leadership well before American combat troops were committed in large numbers in the summer of 1965.

The study begins with John F. Kennedy's inaugural address in January of 1961 and proceeds to show the decision-making rocess regarding Vietnam and Indochina through the several critical events that led to Johnson's famous press conference speech of 1965. The author contends that responsibility for the war and its tragic consequences should not be placed upon individuals, but rather at the levels of the state, society, and the international system. This view of agency existing at a higher level than the presidency challenges the dominant view of most diplomatic historians and other writers who have focused on the blunders and misperceptions of policy makers.



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