Foreword by Richard Holbrooke Five American and three Vietnamese participants in the early days of U.S. involvement in southeast Asia compellingly argue that the failure of American policy in Vietnam was not inevitable. The common theme of their individual essays suggests that the war in Vietnam might have had a much different--and far less tragic--outcome if U.S. policy makers had listened to experts with experience in Asia and combating communist revolutionary warfare and pursued a coherent and consistent ...

Prelude to Tragedy: Vietnam, 1960-1965 2000, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557504913

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