Indochina 1945 1960

Author : Christopher J. Cardoni
ISBN : OCLC:966976143
Genre : France
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The long, bloody, and expensive conflicts in Vietnam beginning in 1946 with France and ending in 1975 with the North Vietnamese unification of the country, still have much to teach students of strategy and policy making. These conflicts not only provide military lessons learned, but also lessons on policy and strategy formulation in the complex world that was post World War II. This paper will provide a case study on French policy making, strategy, and experiences in Indochina, and how they subsequently shaped the American theater strategy in building South Vietnamese military capability.
Category: France

The National Security Its Theory And Practice 1945 1960

Author : Norman A. Graebner
ISBN : 9780198021032
Genre : Political Science
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Based on a conference at West Point, this volume explores the national security policies developed by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations in response to the threat of Soviet expansionism. More pointed and analytic than any other book on the subject, it shows clearly that the makers of Cold War policy were motivated by fear. It also examines the nature of U.S. security policy and points to the growing gap between the ends and the means of global security policy--to protect Western democracy from the "Red Menace" by using a nuclear strategy with limited applications. The contributors, including David Alan Rosenberg, Lloyd C. Gardner, Martin J. Sherwin and Gary W. Reichard, explore such issues as how dependence on nuclear weapons became the central doctrine of American foreign policy, the bureaucratic and political context of U.S. security, Eisenhower's ongoing disputes with Army and Navy leaders over the security issue, the objections of Democrats to the evolving security strategy, and the limits of Cold War policy, particularly how the viewing of the Third World through a U.S.-Soviet prism impeded the U.S. from developing a truly global security policy. Written in an accessible, journalistic style, The National Security makes available a wealth of information on the Cold War period and offers insights into fears that dominate political thinking to this day.
Category: Political Science


Author : Pierre Brocheux
ISBN : 9780520269743
Genre : History
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"This English-language translation includes additions and updates to the second French edition."--T.p. verso.
Category: History

A War Of Logistics

Author : Charles R. Shrader
ISBN : 9780813165776
Genre : History
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Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. Logistics dominated every aspect of the First Indochina War, dictating the objectives, the organization of forces, the timing and duration of the operations, and even the final outcome. In A War of Logistics, Charles R. Shrader meticulously examines both French Union and Viet Minh logistical units during the period of active conventional warfare, as well as external support provided to the French by the United States and to the Vietnamese by China. Although the Vietnamese had few advantages over their opponents, their military leaders brilliantly employed a highly committed network of soldiers and civilians, outfitted to accommodate the challenging terrain on which they fought. Drawing on extensive research such as declassified intelligence documents, the reports of French participants, and accounts by Viet Minh leaders, including Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh, A War of Logistics provides in-depth coverage of the often-ignored but critically important topic of logistics in modern military campaigns.
Category: History

The U S Government And The Vietnam War Executive And Legislative Roles And Relationships Part I

Author : William Conrad Gibbons
ISBN : 9781400858125
Genre : History
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This searching analysis of what has been called America's longest war" was commissioned by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to achieve an improved understanding of American participation in the conflict. Part I begins with Truman's decision at the end of World War II to accept French reoccupation of Indochina, rather than to seek the international trusteeship favored earlier by Roosevelt. It then discusses U.S. support of the French role and U.S. determination to curtail Communist expansion in Asia. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: History

Ho Chi Minh

Author : Pierre Brocheux
ISBN : 9780521850629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the life of the Vietnamese leader, describes his work against French colonial rule, and examines his role in the Vietnam War.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Geschichte Des Vietnamkriegs

Author : Marc Frey
ISBN : 9783406692635
Genre : History
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Der Krieg in Vietnam war die längste militärische Auseinandersetzung des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat Hunderttausende von Opfern gefordert, die amerikanische Nation gespalten, und der Supermacht USA die erste Niederlage ihrer Geschichte bereitet. Dieses Buch schildert die Ursachen und Hintergründe des Krieges, seine wichtigsten politischen und militärischen Etappen sowie seine bis heute anhaltenden Auswirkungen auf die Rolle Amerikas in der Weltpolitik. Erstmals liegt damit in deutscher Sprache eine Geschichte des Vietnamkriegs vor.
Category: History