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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


Congress and the Politics of Troop Withdrawal, 1966–1973

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the politics of U.S. troop withdrawal from Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s in order to identify the strategies employed by Congress to check an imperial executive and to ... 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


Staggering to the Finish

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/9780199746873.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This final chapter concentrates on the final two years of U.S. Army participation in Vietnam, 1971–1972. It first considers any refinements made to counterinsurgency theory since the early 1960s and ... More


Negotiating in the Shadow of War

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/9780195172218.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter illustrates the negotiations that occurred between Kissinger and Le Duc Tho to settle an end to the Vietnam War. However, by the spring of 1970 no such agreement was yet in sight. The ... More


The Icarus Agenda: Vietnamization and Its Political Implications

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/9780813125725.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Daedalus was imprisoned with Icarus on the island of Crete by King Minos; Daedalus crafted wings to allow him and his son to escape. Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun or to the ... 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


Reform or Collapse: Economic Challenges During Vietnamization

Phạm Kim Ngọc

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/9781501745126.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the challenges of implementing reforms for the Republic of Vietnam during its “Vietnamization,” or U.S. troop withdrawal. At the time, there were many underlying difficulties to ... More


Personal Reflections on the Educational System

Võ Kim Sơn

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/9781501745126.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides some reflections on the educational reforms conducted by the Republic of Vietnam (RVN). It first discusses the Vietnamization of the French educational system during the first ... More


COUNTERINSURGENCY AND “VIETNAM” IN IRAQ, 2003–2006

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The occupation of Iraq illustrated the absence of any memory of counterinsurgency within the Army. One of the most revealing periods was the immediate aftermath of the invasion, when the US Army ... More


Southerners and the Decisions to Withdraw from Vietnam, 1968–1970

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/9780813161044.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the Vietnamese communist Tet Offensive of early 1968, Presidents Johnson and Nixon reluctantly made the decisions that would ultimately lead to US withdrawal from Vietnam. As these ... More


Christian America Responds to Nixon’s Vietnam Policies

David E. Settje

in Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741337
eISBN:
9780814708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines American Christian responses to Nixon's foreign policy involving the Vietnam War. Establishing a policy that came to be known as “Vietnamization,” Nixon insisted that he would ... More


A World Becoming: The GI Movement and the Decolonizing Pacific

Simeon Man

in Soldiering through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520283343
eISBN:
9780520959255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283343.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This final chapter uncovers a little known aspect of antiwar activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s: the GI movement in Asia and the Pacific. President Richard Nixon’s call to “Vietnamize” the ... More


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