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Analogies at war : Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam decisions of 1965

Author: Yuen Foong Khong
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1992] ©1992
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From World War I to Operation Desert Storm, American policymakers have repeatedly invoked the "lessons of history" as they contemplated taking their nation to war. Do these historical analogies actually shape policy, or are they primarily tools of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies not merely to justify policies but also to perform specific cognitive and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yuen Foong Khong
ISBN: 0691078467 9780691078465 0691025355 9780691025353
OCLC Number: 24503858
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1993
Description: xi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 Analogical Reasoning in Foreign Affairs: Two Views --
Ch. 2 The AE Framework --
Ch. 3 America's Vietnam Options --
Ch. 4 Containment, Analogies, and the Pre-1965 Vietnam Decisions --
Ch. 5 Korea --
Ch. 6 Dien Bien Phu --
Ch. 7 Munich and the 1930s --
Ch. 8 The Psychology of Analogical Reasoning --
Ch. 9 Conclusion.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: Yuen Foong Khong.
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