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Michael H. Nelson

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249596
eISBN:
9780191600012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249598.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held since 1946 in former South and North Vietnam and then in unified Vietnam. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of ... More


Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Gareth Porter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book offers an interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It provides a challenge to the prevailing explanation that U.S. officials adhered blindly to a Cold War ... More


North Vietnamese Policy under the American Threat

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the role of the global and regional balance of power in the evolution of North Vietnam's strategy in the South from 1954–1965. It illustrates how North Vietnamese concern about ... More


Maintaining a Presence

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses how the French struggled to redefine their relationship with Saigon after being “evicted” by the Americans from South Vietnam. At the same time, the French aimed to maintain a ... More


Johnson, McNamara, and the Tonkin Gulf Episode

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports the struggle between Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara over the bombing of North Vietnam. The full story of that struggle shows that the national security bureaucracy's ... More


Bureaucratic Pressures and Decisions for War

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the decisions on ground troop deployments, culminating in the final decision for a major ground troop deployment in mid-1965. It also reviews the effect of the global ... More


Eisenhower and Dulles Exploit U.S. Dominance in Vietnam

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a reinterpretation of the Dwight Eisenhower administration's policy toward Vietnam before and after the Geneva Accords of 1954. It illustrates how the imbalance of power created ... More


Vietnam in U.S.-Soviet Back Channels, November 1971–April 1972

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the centrality of Vietnam in U.S.-Soviet back channels. By 1971, the White House had used a combination of private and public channels to convey to the Kremlin the deadlocked ... More


The X Plus 60 Period

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/9780801453960.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the X plus 60, the day when Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and General Frederick Weyand officially disbanded the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)—the command structure ... More


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

Pierre Asselin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276123
eISBN:
9780520956551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276123.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Ho Chi Minh and the Communist leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) agreed to the 1954 Geneva accords, ending the eight-year Franco-Indochinese War, they never imagined that ... More


Cancellation Crises

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Nixon considered canceling the Moscow summit even as Kissinger finalized plans to go on a secret trip to the Soviet Union in April 1972 to discuss Vietnam and the summit planning. Nixon was concerned ... More


Progress and Promise

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/9780195172218.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter illustrates Kissinger's growing interest in an opening to China as a result of what he saw as the compensating gains that such a move would bring the United States. Kissinger knew that ... More


North Vietnam, 1965–73

Jasen J. Castillo

in Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789103
eISBN:
9780804790727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789103.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter six examines the cohesion of the North Vietnamese Army. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam fielded a messianic army capable of fighting with a high degree of cohesion. As cohesion theory ... More


Introduction: Vietnamese Request and Chinese Intention

Xiaobing Li

in Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177946
eISBN:
9780813177953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177946.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The introduction provides an outline of the book by answering four questions. The first question addresses China’s intention, strategy, and defense policy toward Vietnam in 1950. The study seeks to ... More


Striving for a Lasting Peace: The Paris Accords and Aftermath

Hoàng Ðức Nhã

in The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745126
eISBN:
9781501745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745126.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a look at the tumultuous relationship between President Thiệu and President Richard Nixon and his national security advisor Henry Kissinger from the perspective of Thiệu's personal ... 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


Contingency Planning in Turbulent Times

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/9780801453960.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter presents North Vietnam's invasion of South Vietnam—an incident that happened two years after their cease-fire agreement, which was documented in the 1973 Paris Peace ... More


America’s Proxy War in Laos

Tyrone L. Groh

in Proxy War: The Least Bad Option

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503608184
eISBN:
9781503608733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608184.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents a case study for how the United States failed to persuade the Royal Lao Government to commit to counterinsurgency efforts against the communist Pathet Lao and therefore ... More


October Surprise

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the events leading up to the October Surprise. Clark Clifford suggested that there were two possible courses of action: postpone the bombing pause and wait to hear what Nguyen ... More


A Matter of Running City Hall

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/9780813125619.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

The implementation of the Paris agreements in January 1973 intensified the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) focus, and that of all U.S. officials, on the military balance. The question of rural ... More


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