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The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War; Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships, Part IV, July 1965--January 1968

U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations

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ISBN 10: 0160446007 / ISBN 13: 9780160446009
Published by U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1994
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xvi, 969, [5] pages. Part VI only. Maps. Footnotes. Index. Some wear and soiling to covers and spine. "This is a study of U.S. government policymaking during the 30 years of the Vietnam war, 1945-75, beginning with the 1945-1960 period. Although focusing on the course of events in Washington and between Washington and U.S. officials on the scene, it also depicts major events and trends in Vietnam to which the U.S. was responding, as well as the state of American public opinion and public activity directed at supporting or opposing the war."--Preface in first volume. This is part of a five volume work. This document was prepared for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. S. Prt. 103-83, Pt. 4. This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival sources and interviews, the book examines in detail the decisions of the president, relations between the president and Congress, and the growth of public and congressional opposition to the war. Differences between U.S. military leaders on how the war should be fought are also included, as well as military planning and operations. Among many other important subjects, the financial effects of the war and of raising taxes are considered, as well as the impact of a tax increase on congressional and public support for the war. Another major interest is the effort by Congress to influence the conduct of the war and to place various controls on U.S. goals and operations. The emphasis throughout this richly textured narrative is on providing a better understanding of the choices facing the United States and the way in which U.S. policymakers tried to find an effective politico-military strategy, while also probing for a diplomatic settlement. Bookseller Inventory # 73603

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Title: The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War; ...

Publisher: U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: good

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