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Aid under fire : nation building and the Vietnam War

Author: Jessica Breiteneicher Elkind
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
Series: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
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"In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the US employed new diplomatic tools to counter challenges to its interests across the globe. Among the most important new strategies was development assistance-the attempt to strengthen alliances by providing technology, financial aid, and administrators to fledgling states in order to disseminate  Read more...
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Elkind, Jessica Breiteneicher, 1976-
Aid under fire.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
(DLC) 2016011182
(OCoLC)922631599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Breiteneicher Elkind
ISBN: 9780813167176 0813167175 9780813167169 0813167167 9780813167183 0813167183
OCLC Number: 1055356002
Description: 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction : building South Vietnam --
"The Virgin Mary is going south" : refugee resettlement in South Vietnam --
Civil servants and cold warriors : technical assistance in public administration --
Sowing the seeds of discontent : American agricultural-development programs in South Vietnam --
Policing the insurgency : police administration and internal security in South Vietnam --
Teaching loyalty : educational development and the strategic hamlet program --
Conclusion : "Ears of stone."
Series Title: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
Responsibility: Jessica Elkind.

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In Aid Under Fire, Jessica Elkind examines US nation-building efforts in the fledgling South Vietnamese state during the decade preceding the full-scale ground war.  Read more...

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