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The Resource Withdrawal : reassessing America's final years in Vietnam, Gregory A. Daddis

Withdrawal : reassessing America's final years in Vietnam, Gregory A. Daddis

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Withdrawal : reassessing America's final years in Vietnam
Title
Withdrawal
Title remainder
reassessing America's final years in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Gregory A. Daddis
Title variation
Reassessing America's final years in Vietnam
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A 'better war.' Over the last two decades, this term has become synonymous with US strategy during the Vietnam War's final years. The narrative is enticingly simple, appealing to many audiences. After the disastrous results of the 1968 Tet offensive, in which Hanoi's forces demonstrated the failures of American strategy, popular history tells of a new American military commander who emerged in South Vietnam and with inspired leadership and a new approach turned around a long stalemated conflict. In fact, so successful was General Creighton Abrams in commanding US forces that, according to the "better war" myth, the United States had actually achieved victory by mid-1970. A new general with a new strategy had delivered, only to see his victory abandoned by weak-kneed politicians in Washington, DC who turned their backs on the US armed forces and their South Vietnamese allies. In a bold new interpretation of America's final years in Vietnam, acclaimed historian Gregory A. Daddis disproves these longstanding myths. Withdrawal is a groundbreaking reassessment that tells a far different story of the Vietnam War. Daddis convincingly argues that the entire US effort in South Vietnam was incapable of reversing the downward trends of a complicated Vietnamese conflict that by 1968 had turned into a political-military stalemate. Despite a new articulation of strategy, Abrams's approach could not materially alter a war no longer vital to US national security or global dominance. Once the Nixon White House made the political decision to withdraw from Southeast Asia, Abrams's military strategy was unable to change either the course or outcome of a decades' long Vietnamese civil war"--Jacket
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DLC
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1967-
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Daddis, Gregory A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • USA
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Withdrawal : reassessing America's final years in Vietnam, Gregory A. Daddis
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-293) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the limits of strategy in a stalemated war -- Abe's "one war": continuity in change -- Vietnamization: policy of withdrawal or strategy for "victory"? -- Pacification without peace: the travails of nation building -- Balancing a war: the coordination of force and diplomacy -- A beleaguered army at a long war's end -- From victory to defeat?: Abrams's final years -- Epilogue and conclusions: questioning "victory" in an American war
Control code
975861891
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780190691080
Lccn
2017010396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027466885
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975861891
Label
Withdrawal : reassessing America's final years in Vietnam, Gregory A. Daddis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the limits of strategy in a stalemated war -- Abe's "one war": continuity in change -- Vietnamization: policy of withdrawal or strategy for "victory"? -- Pacification without peace: the travails of nation building -- Balancing a war: the coordination of force and diplomacy -- A beleaguered army at a long war's end -- From victory to defeat?: Abrams's final years -- Epilogue and conclusions: questioning "victory" in an American war
Control code
975861891
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780190691080
Lccn
2017010396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027466885
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975861891

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