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Interview with Leslie H. Gelb, 1982

Author: Richard Ellison; Leslie H Gelb
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 1983.
Series: American history in video; Vietnam : a television history
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leslie Gelb served in the Defense Department in the late 1960s and later worked as a correspondent for the New York Times. He describes tensions within the Defense Department and recalls Robert McNamara's 1967 testimony that the bombing of North Vietnam was not working as a turning point. He discusses how America's lack of knowledge about Vietnam and its people shaped diplomacy. Finally, he describes inaccurate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Nonfiction television programs
Television interviews
Streaming videos
Named Person: Leslie H Gelb; Robert S McNamara; William C Westmoreland; Leslie H Gelb; Robert S McNamara; William C Westmoreland
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellison; Leslie H Gelb
OCLC Number: 827297995
Language Note: This edition in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 5, 2012).
Description: 1 online resource (video file (36 min.)) : sound, color.
Series Title: American history in video; Vietnam : a television history
Responsibility: by Richard Ellison and Leslie Gelb.

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Leslie Gelb served in the Defense Department in the late 1960s and later worked as a correspondent for the New York Times. He describes tensions within the Defense Department and recalls Robert McNamara's 1967 testimony that the bombing of North Vietnam was not working as a turning point. He discusses how America's lack of knowledge about Vietnam and its people shaped diplomacy. Finally, he describes inaccurate calculations on the part of General Westmoreland and how the Pentagon measured military success.

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