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The Resource Containment and credibility : the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War, Pat Proctor

Containment and credibility : the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War, Pat Proctor

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Containment and credibility : the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War
Title
Containment and credibility
Title remainder
the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Pat Proctor
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase 'weapons of mass destruction' probably finds such a question naive. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, those with longer memories would consider the unquestioning acceptance of Saddam Hussein's 'gathering threat' even more naive. Providing historical context that highlights how the decision to use force is made, as well as how it is 'sold,' Containment and Credibility explores how the half-truths and outright lies of both the Johnson and Nixon administrations brought us into a conflict that cost more than fifty thousand American lives over eight years. As we consider how best to confront the growing threat of ISIS, it is increasingly important for the public to understand how we were convinced to go to war in the past. In the 1960s, the domino theory warning of the spread of communism provided the rationale for war, followed by the deception of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the resulting resolution that essentially gave LBJ a blank check. This book will show how this deception ultimately led to the unraveling of the Johnson presidency and will explore the credibility gap that led to the public political debate of that time. Containment and Credibility applies the lessons of the sixties to today's similar debates regarding military involvement"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Proctor, Pat
Dewey number
959.704/31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558.2
LC item number
.P76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Ideology
  • Deception
  • HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
  • Deception
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Ideology
  • Military policy
  • Political and social views
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Containment and credibility : the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War, Pat Proctor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-501) 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
Creating a Consensus on Vietnam -- The "Americanization" of the Vietnam War -- Political Stalemate -- The Collapse of Credibility -- Ending America's Vietnam War -- Refighting the Vietnam War
Control code
ocn926823167
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 518 pages
Isbn
9781631440564
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631440564
  • (OCoLC)926823167
Label
Containment and credibility : the ideology and deception that plunged America into the Vietnam War, Pat Proctor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-501) 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
Creating a Consensus on Vietnam -- The "Americanization" of the Vietnam War -- Political Stalemate -- The Collapse of Credibility -- Ending America's Vietnam War -- Refighting the Vietnam War
Control code
ocn926823167
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 518 pages
Isbn
9781631440564
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631440564
  • (OCoLC)926823167

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