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Nixon's nuclear specter : the secret alert of 1969, madman diplomacy, and the Vietnam War

Author: William Burr; Jeffrey P Kimball
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2015] ©2015
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In their initial effort to end the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger attempted to lever concessions from Hanoi at the negotiating table with military force and coercive diplomacy. They were not seeking military victory, which they did not believe was feasible. Instead, they backed up their diplomacy toward North Vietnam and the Soviet Union with the Madman Theory of threatening excessive force, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Vietnam-oorlog
History
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard Nixon; Henry Kissinger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Burr; Jeffrey P Kimball
ISBN: 9780700620821 0700620826 0700620834 9780700620838
OCLC Number: 895730697
Description: xv, 455 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude: Nuclear diplomacy and notions about nuclear use from Truman to Johnson, August 1945-January 1969 --
The madman theory: Mr. Nixon, Dr. Kissinger, and Dr. Strangelove, 1945-1969 --
The "big game" and the bombing of Cambodia, December 1968-March 1969 --
The Vance ploy and the Mining ruse, March-April 1969 --
The Mining ruse, threat diplomacy, peace plans, and withdrawals, April-July 1969 --
The first Duck Hook Plan, the "Nixon Doctrine," and a deadline, July-August 1969 --
Toward the November option: Duck Hook and Pruning Knife, July-September 1969 --
To escalate or not to escalate? September-October 1969 --
The secret nuclear alert, October 1969 --
Epilogue: Aftermaths and assessments.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: William Burr, Jeffrey P. Kimball.
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