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An “Unprecedented Victory:” The Problem of Defining Success

Gregory A. Daddis

in No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199746873
eISBN:
9780199897179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746873.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Each chapter from this point forward addresses one year of the war in Vietnam. Chapter three explores the decisions for American buildup in 1965 which were based on faulty, or at least contradictory, ... More


Another Chance in the Countryside

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The concerted effort to win voluntary cooperation that characterized the Viet Cong program during the nine years of Ngo Dinh Diem's rule had largely given way, by late 1965, to a military draft and ... More


Beyond Defeat in Indochina

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates the responses of Pres. Gerald Rudolph Ford and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger on Saigon's fall in the hands of North Vietnam. It also describes the effect of the ... More


The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930

Philippe Peycam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158503
eISBN:
9780231528047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, it ... More


Buying Time, 1961

Pierre Asselin

in Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276123
eISBN:
9780520956551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276123.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The perilous international situation and Kennedy himself deterred DRVN leaders from meaningfully revising their revolutionary strategy that year. They did, however, authorize a moderate escalation of ... More


The Cassandra Conundrum: GOP Opposition to LBJ’s Vietnam Policy, 1963–1965

Andrew L. Johns

in Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125725
eISBN:
9780813135427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Lyndon Johnson saw communism as an enemy that had to be defeated. He came into office as a strong believer in the necessity of standing firm in Vietnam as a bulwark against communism in Asia and in ... More


Conclusion

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter concludes by examining the nature of the contribution made to the field. It recaps over the insights gleaned by applying the lens of age to the history of empire, and to the multi-sited ... More


Conclusion: What Edges Do

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter focuses on the story of Saigon’s edge that is entangled with the story of urban transformation. It discusses the dramatic changes in the Vietnamese political and economic ... More


Conclusion: The Limits of Pragmatism

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0017
Subject:
History, Military History

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) experience with rural pacification in South Vietnam illustrates both the enormity of the challenge and the ways in which agency officials understood and ... More


Confrontation With the West, 1858–1930

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Vietnam's confrontation with the West during the period from 1858 to 1930. The French forces, with the assistance of the Spanish fleet, captured the Saigon area in 1859. In ... More


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