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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


Highs and Lows

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the conclusion of the Paris Agreements, Nixon became increasingly dependent on Kissinger for setting the overall direction of U.S foreign policy. Despite the dark shadow that Watergate laid ... More


Not Our Loss: Exit from Vietnam

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The events of spring 1975 were a tragedy of immense proportions for countless South Vietnamese. However, the October War in the Middle East and the impact of the oil crisis had shifted the focus of ... More


The Worst Hour: Angola and East Timor

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The liaison office chief of the People's Republic of China, Huang Chen, deemed that the collapse of Saigon was a result of a very passive approach of the Americans toward the USSR. Consequently, on ... 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


The Fire this Time

Howard Jones

in Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In June 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a seventy-three-year-old Buddhist monk from an outlying province burned himself to death amidst thousands of stunned spectators at a busy intersection in Saigon. The ... More


Introduction: Childhood and the Reordering of Empire

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/9780804795173.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

T This introductory chapter discusses the main arguments of the book and sets out the advantages of an approach focusing upon youth and age relations to the history of empire. It describes the ... More


Sick Traffic: ‘Child Slavery’ and Imperial Networks

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/9780804795173.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 7 shows how evidence of unfree migrant child labourers flared repeatedly from centres under British and French colonial rule, horrifying those convinced of the need to make empire ... More


Subterfuge in the Delta

Howard Jones

in Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Involvement of the U.S. military in South Vietnam became more pronounced in the fall of 1961 as the two governments graduated from an advisory relationship to a limited partnership. The situation 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


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