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Democracy, strategy, and Vietnam : implications for American policymaking

Author: George K Osborn; United States Military Academy. Department of Social Sciences.; et al
Publisher: Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Democracy, strategy, and Vietnam.
Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books, c1987
(OCoLC)570911516
Online version:
Democracy, strategy, and Vietnam.
Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books, c1987
(OCoLC)607896161
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George K Osborn; United States Military Academy. Department of Social Sciences.; et al
ISBN: 0669163406 9780669163407 0669163414 9780669163414
OCLC Number: 15518468
Notes: Papers from a conference sponsored by the Dept. of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, and held at West Point in June 1985.
Description: xvi, 373 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Vietnam in the context of U.S. security policy since World War II --
Prologue : Assessing the impact of Vietnam : Dangerous and necessary / George K. Osborn --
Great events and U.S. politics / Ernest R. May --
Containment in Asia : The road to Vietnam / Norman A. Graebner --
The United States and the use of force : A historical summary / Philip D. Zelikow --
Part II. Did Vietnam make a difference? Policymaking --
The Executive Office of the President / Louis W. Koenig --
Domesticating foreign policy : Congress and the Vietnam War / Wallace Earl Walker --
Vietnam and the U.S. Army : Learning to cope with failure / John P. Lovell --
The Vietnam experience and the intelligence community / John M. Oseth --
The media / Charles Mohr --
The Vietnam War and higher education / Vincent Davis --
Part III. Did Vietnam make a difference? The use of force --
The relative importance of force / William P. Bundy --
Force planning and Vietnam / William W. Kaufmann --
The legacy of Vietnam for the U.S. military / William J. Taylor, Jr., and David H. Petraeus --
Past as prologue : Counterinsurgency and the U.S. Army's Vietnam experience in force structuring and doctrine / Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. --
Part IV. The consequences of Vietnam for U.S. foreign policy --
Whither U.S. foreign policy : The place of Vietnam in the pattern of containment / Robert E. Osgood --
Vietnam and the mellowing of containment : Implications for U.S. foreign policy attitudes / John E. Mueller --
The long-term significance of the Vietnam experience / Robert W. Komer --
Part V. Conclusions --
Did Vietnam make a difference? No! Conclusions and implications / Asa A. Clark IV ... [et al.]
Responsibility: edited by George K. Osborn ... [et al.].

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