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Argument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy

Author: Robert S McNamara; James G Blight; Robert K Brigham
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In six meetings held in Hanoi, and a seventh in Italy, Robert McNamara, his colleagues in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and American's top Vietnam and military scholars met with their Vietnamese counterparts. In frank and astonishing diagolues the two groups walked step-by-step through the war, analyzing each decision and action from both sides.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009.
Argument without end.
New York : Public Affairs, ©1999
(OCoLC)607181554
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S McNamara; James G Blight; Robert K Brigham
ISBN: 1891620223 9781891620225 1891620878 9781891620874
OCLC Number: 40714166
Description: xxiii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The theme and structure of the book --
Enemies: Washington's and Hanoi's mindsets by January 1961 --
The evolution of Washington's and Hanoi's mindsets, 1945-1960 --
A neutral solution: was it possible? --
Escalation: 1961-1965 --
Negotiating initiatives, 1965-1967: why did they fail? --
U.S. military victory in Vietnam: a dangerous illusion? --
Learning from tragedy: lessons of Vietnam for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham.
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The former Secretary of Defense, and leading scholars from the U.S. and Vietnam, offer a groundbreaking new study of exactly how the Vietnam War happened-- and why it could not be stopped before  Read more...

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