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Aid Under Fire : Nation Building and the Vietnam War.

Author: Jessica Elkind
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
Series: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
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"In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the US employed new diplomatic tools to counter challenges to its interests across the globe. Among the most important new strategies was development assistance-the attempt to strengthen alliances by providing technology, financial aid, and administrators to fledgling states in order to disseminate  Read more...
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Elkind, Jessica.
Aid Under Fire : Nation Building and the Vietnam War.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Elkind
ISBN: 9780813167169 0813167167 9780813165837 0813165830
OCLC Number: 950908827
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Building South Vietnam; 1. "The Virgin Mary Is Going South": Refugee Resettlement in South Vietnam; 2. Civil Servants and Cold Warriors: Technical Assistance in Public Administration; 3. Sowing the Seeds of Discontent: American Agricultural-Development Programs in South Vietnam; 4. Policing the Insurgency: Police Administration and Internal Security in South Vietnam; 5. Teaching Loyalty: Educational Development and the Strategic Hamlet Program; Conclusion: "Ears of Stone"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.

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Based on American and Vietnamese archival sources as well as on interviews with aid workers, this study demonstrates how civilians from the official US aid agency as well as several nongovernmental  Read more...

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