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The perfect war : technowar in Vietnam

Author: James William Gibson
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats

This title provides a critique of American failures in the war in Vietnam which focuses on the US love affair with the technology of destruction and the failure to admit how effective the enemies  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James William Gibson
ISBN: 0871137992 9780871137999
OCLC Number: 43840359
Description: xii, 523 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Trailing the beast --
Legacies of resistance: Vietnamese nationalism against the Chinese and French --
The permanent war begins: 1940-1954 --
American comes to Vietnam: installing the mechanisms, 1954-1964 --
Technowar at ground level: search-and-destroy as assembly line --
The Tet offensive and the production of a double reality --
Forced draft: urbanization and the consumer society come to Vietnam --
Pacification war in the countryside --
Air war over North Vietnam: bombing as communication --
Structural dynamics of escalation in theory and practice, 1966-1967 --
The structure of air operations --
The redistribution of air war: Laos, 1968-1973 --
Closing out the war: Cambodia and North Vietnam, 1969-1973 --
Finding the light at the end of the tunnel --
Surveying the wreckage: the limits of conventional criticism and the reproduction of technowar.
Responsibility: by James William Gibson.


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