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This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival sources and interviews, the book examines in detail the decisions of the president, relations between the president and Congress, and the growth of public and congressional opposition to the war. Differences between U.S. military leaders on how the war should be fought are also included, as well as military planning and operations.
Among many other important subjects, the financial effects of the war and of raising taxes are considered, as well as the impact of a tax increase on congressional and public support for the war. Another major interest is the effort by Congress to influence the conduct of the war and to place various controls on U.S. goals and operations. The emphasis throughout this richly textured narrative is on providing a better understanding of the choices facing the United States and the way in which U.S. policymakers tried to find an effective politico-military strategy, while also probing for a diplomatic settlement.
This searching analysis of what has been called America's longest war" was commissioned by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to achieve an improved understanding of American participation in the conflict. Part II covers the period from Kennedy's inauguration through Johnson's first year in office.
Originally published in 1986.
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1986. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP68748122
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z1-L-022-00970
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2717940446
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2718475817
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, 1986. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0691022550
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806910225504.0
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Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Princeton University Press, 1986. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Softcover. Black and white photograph on the front cover. Black spine with white lettering. No publication date on title page. The copyright date is 1986. 422 pages. Binding is square and strong. Covers are clean. Corners very lightly bumped. Pages are clean and unmarked. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8-3036
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1986. Buchzustand: Poor. Volume 2. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6353124
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1986. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020691022550