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Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy

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Did the Vietnam War have to happen? And why couldn't it have ended earlier? These are among the questions that Robert McNamara and his collaborators ask in Argument Without End, a book that will stand as a major contribution to what we know about the Vietnam War. Drawing on a series of meetings that brought together, for the first time ever, senior American and Vietnamese officials who had served during the war, the book looks at the many instances in which one side, or both, made crucial mistakes that led to the war and its duration. Using Vietnamese and Chinese documents, many never before made public, McNamara reveals both American and Vietnamese blunders, and points out ways in which such mistakes can be avoided in the future. He also shows conclusively that war could not be won militarily by the United States.McNamara's last book on Vietnam was one of the most controversial books ever published in this country. This book will reignite the passionate debate about the war, about McNamara, and about the lessons we can take away from the tragedy.

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The former Secretary of Defense, and leading scholars from the U.S. and Vietnam, offer a groundbreaking new study of exactly how the Vietnam War happened-- and why it could not be stopped before three million people died.

Synopsis:

In this groundbreaking study, Robert McNamara delves into the decisions and mistakes made both by him and his North Vietnamese counterparts. Drawing on a series of unprecedented meetings with his former enemy, McNamara confronts the most difficult questions: Why did the Vietnam War happen? How could it have been stopped? Did millions of people need to lose their lives? Was it a senseless war?

About the Author

Robert S. McNamara was Secretary of Defense to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, 1961–1968. James G. Blight is professor of international relations (Research), Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Robert K. Brigham is associate professor of history, and director of the Program in International Relations, Vassar College. Thomas J. Biersteker is director, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, and Henry Luce Professor of Transnational Organizations, Brown University. Colonel Herbert Y. Schandler (USA Ret.) is professor in the Department of Grand Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

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ISBN:
9781891620874
Other:
McNamara, Robert S.
Other:
Blight, James G.
Author:
, Robert K.
Author:
McNamara, Robert S.
Author:
Schandler, Col. Herbert
Author:
Blight, James G.
Author:
Biersteker, Thomas J.
Author:
Brigham, Robert K.
Author:
Brigham
Author:
Blight, James
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 16.6 oz

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The former Secretary of Defense, and leading scholars from the U.S. and Vietnam, offer a groundbreaking new study of exactly how the Vietnam War happened-- and why it could not be stopped before three million people died.
"Synopsis" by , In this groundbreaking study, Robert McNamara delves into the decisions and mistakes made both by him and his North Vietnamese counterparts. Drawing on a series of unprecedented meetings with his former enemy, McNamara confronts the most difficult questions: Why did the Vietnam War happen? How could it have been stopped? Did millions of people need to lose their lives? Was it a senseless war?
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