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Measurements without Objectives: America Goes to War in Southeast Asia

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/9780199746873.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter covers 1962–1964 and argues that a principle reason why MACV could not identify any useful indicators to measure its progress resulted from disagreements over American strategy in South ... More


“A Time for Testing”

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/9780199746873.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes how MACV attempted to measure its effectiveness in training the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) for providing national security once American forces departed. After Nixon’s ... More


Thailand

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


Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

Ira A. Hunt, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142081
eISBN:
9780813142449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book chronicles the efforts of U.S. military and State Department officials after the official ceasefire in Vietnam who argued that severe congressional budget reductions would lead to the ... More


End of the Tunnel?: A Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam

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/9780195176056.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the war escalated, so did the president's interest in a partial withdrawal. The Mansfield report was deeply troubling not only because it contradicted most previous assessments but because it came ... More


Waging a Secret War

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/9780195176056.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Cold War intensified during the spring of 1961, raising South Vietnam's importance in the Kennedy administration's deliberations. In June, fourteen nations gathered in Geneva and issued a ... More


De-Americanizing the Secret War

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/9780195176056.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The apparent progress in the war encouraged the first talk of reducing the U.S. military involvement to its original level of January 1961. Best estimates were that the South Vietnamese government ... More


Introduction

Long T. Bui

in Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479817061
eISBN:
9781479864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817061.003.0101
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The introduction presents the book’s main argument, theoretical framework, and primary research questions. It provides a brief summary of the second Indochinese War or the Vietnam War and how the ... More


Counteraction to Counterinsurgency: The Military Solution

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/9780195176056.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite President Kennedy's outspoken support for counterinsurgency, nearly everyone around him preferred a military solution. Counterinsurgency required patience and time, all the while seeking a ... More


From the French to the Americans

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/9780813124407.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the time when the French relinquished control in South Vietnam to the Americans. It shows that this loss of control was actually a long and drawn-out process. It states that ... 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


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


Building a Colony

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/9780813124407.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the efforts of the U.S. agencies to modernize and Westernize South Vietnam and imprint American values and culture on the Vietnamese people. At the same time, the Eisenhower ... 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


Dominoes, Bandwagons, and the Road to 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/9780520239487.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter summarizes the evolution of the “domino theory” and “bandwagon” thesis. It reports that presidential advisers during the John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations did indeed ... 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


Democracy at Bay: Diem as Mandarin

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/9780195176056.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Diem's cooperation was the major requirement for a successful counterinsurgency campaign in South Vietnam. His distrust of Americans did not bode well for a warm relationship, and his suspicion had ... More


The Vietnamese in America

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the People's Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF) and National Liberation Front (NLF) fighters tightened their ring around Saigon in April 1975, tens of thousands of Vietnamese who had worked for the ... More


Southerners and the Vietnam Commitment, 1953–1964

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines southern political leaders, newspapers, and the public during the decade leading to the US commitment to oppose communism in South Vietnam. Over this ten-year period, a clear ... More


Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Long T. Bui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479817061
eISBN:
9781479864065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817061.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory reassesses the legacy of the Vietnam War through the figure of South Vietnam. More specifically, it offers a reinterpretation of the ... More


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