Nixon Ford And The Abandonment Of South Vietnam

Autore: J. Edward Lee
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786483849
Grandezza: 33,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4447

South Vietnam fell because of events occurring thousands of miles away from the battlefields—in China, the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East, and Washington’s corridors of power, along protest lines, and around America’s dinner tables. These other wars being fought by American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford profoundly impacted what happened in Vietnam. This work examines those other conflicts and the political, social, and economic factors involved with them that distracted and crippled the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and led to the eventual abandonment of the U.S.-supported South Vietnamese regime. Nixon entered office with the goal of bringing the world together, but saw that goal ruined by the 1973 war in the Middle East, preoccupations with China and the Soviet Union, a weak economy, Watergate, and his disgraceful exit from the White House. Ford’s presidency was tainted almost from the beginning because of the pardon he granted to Nixon, but the American public, tired of war and concerned about the economy, was ready to hear that the war had come to an end. An argument is presented that the war could have been won if the “other wars” had been fought by presidents willing to honor the American commitment to its allies in South Vietnam.

Area Handbook For South Vietnam

Autore: Harvey Henry Smith
Grandezza: 68,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2753

Southern Vietnam And The South China Sea Official Standard Names Approved By The United States Board On Geographic Names

Autore: United States. Office of Geography
Grandezza: 56,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6221

Congress And The Fall Of South Vietnam And Cambodia

Autore: P. Edward Haley
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838630990
Grandezza: 17,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4763

This book offers an original interpretation of the effect of legislative-executive relations on the war in Indochina and proposes a number of methods that might be used to build widespread support for American foreign policy.

South Vietnam On The Road To Victory

Autore: Mặt trận dân tộc giải phóng miền nam Việt Nam
Grandezza: 73,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9457

The War In South Vietnam

Autore: John Schlight
Editore: Office of Air Force History
Grandezza: 29,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4894

United States Air Force in Southeast Asia. Documents the Air Force's support of the ground war in South Vietnam from 1965 to early 1968. Includes sections on the air campaign conducted during the Communists' siege of the Marine camp of Khe Sanh. Also contains several appendices, a glossary, and bibliographical notes.

Why South Vietnam Fell

Autore: Anthony James Joes
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149850390X
Grandezza: 43,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1816

Between 1954 and 1963, President Ngo Dinh Diem, against great odds but with U.S. assistance, built a functioning South Vietnamese state. But gravely misled by American journalists in Saigon, the U.S. embassy, in league with second-tier members of the State Department, urged certain South Vietnamese generals to stage a coup against Diem, resulting in his brutal murder. Despite the instability after Diem’s murder, the South Vietnamese Army performed well during the 1968 Tet Offensive and the 1972 Easter Offensive. In proportion to population, South Vietnamese Army losses were much greater than American losses. Nevertheless, the American media ignored South Vietnamese sacrifices, and completely misrepresented the consequences of the Tet Offensive. The disastrous “peace agreement” the U.S. forced on the South Vietnamese in 1973 made continuing American support vital. But Congress began to slash aid to South Vietnam, so that its soldiers had to fight on with dwindling supplies of fuel, ammunition, and medicine. Under these circumstances, the South Vietnamese attempted to regroup their army into the provinces around Saigon, an effort that ended in disaster. The final chapter reflects on the meaning of the conflict and the tragedy that abandonment by Washington and conquest by Hanoi brought upon the South Vietnamese people. An Appendix presents a strategy for preserving a South Vietnamese state with the commitment of a relatively small number of U.S. forces.

South Vietnam

Autore: Janet Arrowood
Editore: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588439607
Grandezza: 66,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3703

This guide focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong River Delta, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlands - all of the southern half of Vietnam. Huge lakes, tremendous waterfalls, elephant rides, jungles, wonderful people, fabulous food. The sense of the new and unknown will amaze you. Prices? Phenomenally low. And the scenery is spectacular. Canoe on Vietnam's historic lakes, kayak the South China Sea, see some of the largest waterfalls in the world, visit the islands, trek to hill-tribe areas, visit former royal palaces, wander through local markets. The imperial temples along the Perfume River are unforgettable. Travel Adventures are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what his or her age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - its all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to taking dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture. This guide is based on our larger work, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, but it focuses primarily on Vietnam.

The South Vietnamese Society

Autore: Maj. Gen. Nguyen Duy Hinh
Editore: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786255138
Grandezza: 28,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3948

This monograph forms part of the Indochina Monograph series written by senior military personnel from the former Army of the Republic of Vietnam who served against the northern communist invasion. During the Vietnam conflict, the long and destructive war, Communist subversion, an unstable economy, several changes in government and the extended presence of Free World Military Forces combined to accentuate the basic weaknesses of South Vietnamese society: divisiveness and infighting. To evaluate the effect that South Vietnamese society had on the conduct of the war, this monograph seeks to present the Vietnamese point of view on the joint U.S.-RVN efforts to build a strong and viable South Vietnam, the impact of U.S. aid and the American presence on the South Vietnamese society, the most significant social problems that South Vietnam faced during and as a result of the war, and finally the viability of the U.S.-supported regime and its leadership. To provide this in-depth analysis we, the authors, have drawn primarily on our own experience as major witnesses of South Vietnam’s politico-social tragedy and participants in the war effort. Constructed from the combined vantage points of our positions, one in the field and exposed to the rural scene and the other in the very heart of the urban mainstream, this work thoroughly reflects the insider’s viewpoint and intimate knowledge of South Vietnamese political and social life.

Humanitarian Problems In South Vietnam And Cambodia Two Years After The Cease Fire

Autore: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees
Grandezza: 10,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8498

Us Internal Security Assistance To South Vietnam

Autore: William Rosenau
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134200668
Grandezza: 19,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6086

This new study of American support to the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam illuminates many contemporary events and foreign policies. During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, the United States used foreign police and paramilitary assistance to combat the spread of communist revolution in the developing world. This became the single largest internal security programme during the neglected 1955-1963 period. Yet despite presidential attention and a sustained campaign to transform Diem’s police and paramilitary forces into modern, professional services, the United States failed to achieve its objectives. Given the scale of its efforts, and the Diem regime’s importance to the US leadership, this text identifies the three key factors that contributed to the failure of American policy. First, the competing conceptions of Diem’s civilian and military advisers. Second, the reforms advanced by US police training personnel were also at odds with the political agenda of the South Vietnamese leader. Finally, the flawed beliefs among US police advisers based on the universality of American democracy. This study also shows how notions borrowed from academic social science of the time became the basis for building Diem’s internal security forces. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of intelligence studies, Cold War studies, security studies, US foreign policy and the Vietnam War in general.

Air War Over South Vietnam 1968 1975

Autore: Bernard C. Nalty
Editore: Department of the Air Force
Grandezza: 46,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1919

Deals with the role of the United States Air force in advising the South Vietnamese Air Force and waging war in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos from 1968 through 1975.

Rice And Cotton South Vietnam And South Alabama

Autore: John B. Givhan
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146280439X
Grandezza: 41,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1427

The "innocence lost" - never to be regained - by America's youth during the Vietnam War lies strewn across America's landscape in the form of shattered lives and minds. We were sent there by U.S. government officials who played recklessly with our young lives; however, we did not know to what extent at the time. Maybe we still don't. But, we do know that for them, our so-called leaders, politics came first, and our welfare - our very lives - came second. We also know that very little was reported about that war during the period November 22, 1963, to August 5, 1964. John B. Givhan was there during that time, and he details early helicopter assault missions flown by courageous U.S. Army helicopter pilots, crew chiefs and gunners - their living and their dying. This is also about April 12, 1964, in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, a day that is and will be forever etched in the minds and souls of the men of the 120th Aviation Company, the "Deans", when valor and devotion to duty reigned supreme - and whose innocence was lost!

Uncovered Innerspring Units From China South Africa And Vietnam Invs 731 Ta 1140 1142 Final

Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 145781711X
Grandezza: 32,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1704

The Vietnam War

Autore: Lewis Sorley
Editore: Modern Southeast Asia
ISBN: 9780896726437
Grandezza: 30,43 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6633

"Collects seventeen essays by top military leaders of South Vietnam, composed shortly after the end of the Vietnam War. Covers a wide range of topics to present a remarkably candid and self-critical assessment of the war. Contains an introduction and epilogue by Lewis Sorley"--Provided by publisher.

Strategic Hamlets In South Vietnam

Autore: Milton E. Osborne
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501718843
Grandezza: 36,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 482

The strategic hamlet program in South Vietnam deserves careful consideration in light of the fact that war had been the central fact of many Vietnamese lives for many years. This paper delineates both the development of the program and studies the effect that the seemingly similar Communist insurrection in Malaysia (known as the Malayan Emergency) had upon American dealings with the insurgency in South Vietnam. Osborne, in one fascinating and revealing chapter, presents the commentary of both the Allied and North Vietnamese officials upon the successes and failures, real or perceived, of this program. An illuminating, focused, and important work.

The Religions Of South Vietnam In Faith And Fact

Autore: Bureau of Naval Personnel US Department of the Navy
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465546774
Grandezza: 31,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4261

Vietnam War The Essential Reference Guide

Autore: Jim Willbanks
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691040
Grandezza: 29,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9917

The Vietnam War was one of America's longest, bloodiest, and most controversial wars. This volume examines the complexities of this protracted conflict and explains why the lessons learned in Vietnam are still highly relevant today. • More than 45 contributors, including Robert K. Brigham, Cecil B. Currey, Arnold R. Isaacs, Lewis Sorley, Spencer C. Tucker, and David T. Zabecki • Introductory essays provide a broad overview of the Vietnam War and help readers understand the causes and consequences of the conflict • Maps depicting South Vietnam, infiltration routes, and key battles

The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War A Political Social And Military History 2nd Edition 4 Volumes

Autore: Spencer C. Tucker
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099611
Grandezza: 59,60 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7625

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. • Includes many photographs and illustrations that bring the Vietnam War to life • Contains more than 200 primary sources in a separate documents volume, with full introductions for each • Presents an extensive chronology of historic events and a glossary of terms • Provides cross-references and bibliographies that facilitate further research


Autore: Thomas P. McKenna
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140366
Grandezza: 72,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6650

In the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive. Almost all of the American forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam except for a small group of American advisers to the South Vietnamese armed forces. The 23rd ARVN Infantry Division and its American advisers were sent to defend the provincial capital of Kontum in the Central Highlands. They were surrounded and attacked by three enemy divisions with heavy artillery and tanks but, with the help of air power, managed to successfully defend Kontum and prevent South Vietnam from being cut in half and defeated. Although much has been written about the Vietnam War, little of it addresses either the Easter Offensive or the Battle of Kontum. In Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam, Thomas P. McKenna fills this gap, offering the only in-depth account available of this violent engagement. McKenna, a U.S. infantry lieutenant colonel assigned as a military adviser to the 23rd Division, participated in the battle of Kontum and combines his personal experiences with years of interviews and research from primary sources to describe the events leading up to the invasion and the battle itself. Kontum sheds new light on the actions of U.S. advisers in combat during the Vietnam War. McKenna's book is not only an essential historical resource for America's most controversial war but a personal story of valor and survival.