By Larry H. Addington

ISBN-10: 0253336910

ISBN-13: 9780253336910

Drawing on years of expertise instructing concerning the struggle, Larry H. Addington offers a brief, narrative historical past of the origins, direction, and consequence of America's army involvement in Vietnam. now not meant as a competitor to the numerous first-class entire reports of the Vietnam period, this booklet will end up an invaluable creation and a concise connection with America's longest, so much debatable war.

Addington studies the background of pre-colonial Vietnam, the effect of French imperialism and the Indochina struggle, and the chilly battle origins of yankee involvement. He then information U.S. coverage after the 1954 Geneva Accords, its function within the institution of South Vietnam, and the outbreak of a brand new battle. Turning to America's deepening involvement, Addington examines the U.S. concepts for waging air and flooring conflict, the effect of the battle at domestic, and the explanations for the failure of U.S. coverage lower than President Johnson. He reports the successes and screw ups of the coverage of withdrawal less than President Nixon and concludes with an summary of the war's aftermath and its legacy.

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Despite British support for the restored monarchy, Greek guerrillas based in Yugoslavia and Albania continued to threaten the authority of the government in Athens. By the beginning of 1947, Britain —itself in severe financial straits—could no longer support the Greek government against its internal enemies. S. government to step into the breach, President Truman took swift action. Before a special session of both houses of Congress on 12 March 1947, Truman described the gravity of the world situation and made particular reference to the situations of Greece and Turkey.

Action must be supported by, and participated in, by America's allies in Europe, especially Great Britain. But when Dulles proceeded to consult with the allied leaders, he found that—France aside—none of them favored intervention in Indochina. Winston Churchill, once again Britain's prime minister, agreed with Sir Anthony Eden, his secretary for foreign affairs, that there was no point in running grave risks while trying to help the French out of the impossible situation in which they had put themselves.

What Roosevelt's final position on Indochina would have been cannot be known because he died suddenly on 12 April 1945 from a cerebral hemorrhage. Upon Roosevelt's death, the burden of leading the United States fell to Vice President Harry S Truman. The new president had many more pressing matters on his mind than Indochina's future when he questioned the State Department about its position on the future of the French Indochinese states. It was hardly helpful to him to discover that the European division favored their return to France as a means of bolstering its post-war recovery, while the Far Eastern division, being more aware of the growing sense of nationalism in the area, favored giving them independence or at least some sort of commonwealth status.

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