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The Vietnam war : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley; David L Bender
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1990.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., revView all editions and formats
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Presents opposing viewpoints on various aspects of the Vietnam War, including the reasons for American involvement, the failure of United States policy there, and the effects on veterans.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vietnam war.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)756452262
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley; David L Bender
ISBN: 0899084788 9780899084787 0899084532 9780899084534
OCLC Number: 21970553
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: The U.S. must stop communist expansion (1954) / John Foster Dulles --
The U.S. must be cautious (1954) / John F. Kennedy --
The U.S. must maintain its commitments (1965) / Thomas J. Dodd --
The U.S. has no binding commitments (1965) / Don R. Larson & Arthur Larson --
Vietnamization will shorten the war (1969) / Richard M. Nixon --
Vietnamization will extend the war (1970) / George S. McGovern --
U.S. failure to declare war caused defeat / Harry G. Summers Jr. --
U.S. pride caused defeat / Walter H. Capps --
Underestimating the enemy caused defeat / John Mueller --
Poorly planned strategy caused defeat / Norman Hannah --
U.S. journalists caused defeat / Robert Elegant --
U.S. journalists did not cause defeat / William M. Hammond --
U.S policy failed because it was immoral / M. Scott Peck --
U.S. policy was not immoral / Bui Diem with David Chanoff --
Vietnam remains scarred by the war / Don Luce --
Vietnam has recovered from the war / James Fallows --
The war weakened U.S. military power / Alvin H. Bernstein --
The war showed the U.S. the limits of military power / Thomas C. Fox --
The war destroyed American idealism / William Greider --
The war's impact on public attitudes is difficult to measure / Paul C. Light --
Vietnam veterans suffer from psychological problems / David Gelman --
The psychological problems of Vietnam veterans are exaggerated / William K. Lane Jr. --
Agent Orange harmed Vietnam veterans / American Legion magazine --
Agent Orange may not have harmed Vietnam veterans / Gary Taubes --
The war made veterans moral cynics / William P. Mahedy --
The war developed veterans' moral sensitivity / Peter Marin --
The U.S. should improve diplomatic relations with Vietnam / John LeBoutillier --
The U.S. should not improve diplomatic relations with Vietnam / Tran Van Luu --
The U.S. should keep searching for Vietnam War prisoners / Robert C. Smith --
There are no surviving Vietnam War prisoners / Alan Pell Crawford --
The U.S. should aid Cambodia's resistance forces / Dan Quayle --
The U.S. should not aid Cambodia's resistance forces / Susan Blaustein.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley & David Bender, book editors.

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Presents opposing viewpoints on various aspects of the Vietnam War, including the reasons for American involvement, the failure of United States policy there, and the effects on veterans.

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