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Containment and Credibility : the Ideology and Deception That Plunged America into the Vietnam War.

Author: Pat Proctor
Publisher: New York : Carrel Books, 2016.
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Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase #x93;weapons of mass destruction" probably finds such a question naive. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, those with longer memories would consider the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Proctor, Pat.
Containment and Credibility : The Ideology and Deception That Plunged America into the Vietnam War.
New York : Carrel Books, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Proctor
ISBN: 9781631440571 1631440578
OCLC Number: 1028952092
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Creating a Consensus on Vietnam; Chapter 2: The â#x80;#x9C;Americanizationâ#x80;#x9D; of the Vietnam War; Chapter 3: Political Stalemate; Chapter 4: The Collapse of Credibility; Chapter 5: Ending Americaâ#x80;#x99;s Vietnam War; Chapter 6: Refighting the Vietnam War; Bibliography; Notes; Index; Acknowledgments; About the Author.

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Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase #x93;weapons of mass destruction" probably finds such a question naive. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, those with longer memories would consider the unquestioning acceptance of Saddam Hussein's #x93;gathering threat" even more naive. Providing historical context that highlights how the decision to use force is made, as well as how it is #x93;sold," Co.

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