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The irony of Vietnam : the system worked / Leslie H. Gelb with Richard K. Betts.

; Betts, Richard K., 1947- author
Washington : Brookings Institution, [1979] .
ISBN 0815730713, 0815730721, 9780815730712

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Other Authors Betts, Richard K., 1947-
Subjects Diplomatic relations.
EE. UU. -- Relaciones exteriores -- Vietnam.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Viêt-nam.
Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)
Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975.
Politica Internacional.
USA.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
United States.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Vietnam, Guerra de, 1961 1975.
Vietnam.
Vietnamkrieg.
Viêt-nam -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis.
Description xi, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
American Political Science Association Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, 1980.
Contents Part 1. Decisions : getting into Vietnam. Patterns, dilemmas, and explanations -- Recurrent patterns and dilemmas from Roosevelt to Eisenhower -- Picking up the torch : the Kennedy administration -- Intervention in force : the Johnson administration, I -- Coming home to roost : the Johnson Administration, II -- part 2. Goals : the imperative not to lose. National security goals and stakes -- Domestic political stakes -- The bureaucracy and the inner circle -- part 3. Means : the minimum necessary and the maximum feasible. Constraints -- Pressures and the president -- part 4. Perceptions : realism, hope, and compromise. Optimism, pessimism, and credibility -- The strategy of perseverance -- part 5. Conclusions -- Documentary appendix.
Geographic Area Vietnam
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4493020
(OCoLC)ocm04493020
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WorldCat Identities Gelb, Leslie H.
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