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Lessons in disaster : McGeorge Bundy and the path to war in Vietnam

Author: Gordon M Goldstein
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on prodigious research as well as the interviews and analysis he has conducted with former National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, Goldstein offers this revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: McGeorge Bundy; McGeorge Bundy; McGeorge Bundy; McGeorge Bundy; McGeorge Bundy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon M Goldstein
ISBN: 9780805079715 0805079718
OCLC Number: 243543864
Description: xiii, 300 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Legend of the establishment --
Counselors advise but presidents decide --
Never trust the bureaucracy to get it right --
Politics is the enemy of strategy --
Conviction without rigor is a strategy for disaster --
Never deploy military means in pursuit of indeterminate ends --
Intervention is a presidential choice, not an inevitability.
Responsibility: Gordon M. Goldstein.
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