Kahin, George McTurnan.

Intervention : how America became involved in Vietnam / by George McT. Kahin. - 1st ed. - New York : Knopf, c1986. - xii, 550 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

"A portion of this work was originally published in Pacific affairs, winter 1979-1980"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-538) and index.

The beginnings of American intervention -- To the brink of war in support of France -- The establishment of a separate southern state -- Diem and the rise of the NLF -- The decline of Diem's regime -- The overthrow of Diem -- "The Pentagon's coup" -- The rise and decline of General Khanh -- Escalation and political viability -- Bombing the North will save the South -- The decision for sustained bombing -- The call for U.S. ground forces -- Constraints on U.S. policy -- The decision on major U.S. ground forces: phase I -- The decision on major U.S. ground forces: phase II -- The final polarization.

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Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States.
Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975--États-Unis.

Vietnam--Politics and government--1945-1975.
United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam.
Vietnam--Foreign relations--United States.
Vietnam--Política y gobierno--1945 1975.
EE. UU.--Relaciones exteriores--Vietnam.
Vietnam--Relaciones exteriores--EE. UU.
États-Unis--Relations extérieures--Viêt-nam.
Viêt-nam--Politique et gouvernement--1945-1975.
Viêt-nam--Relations extérieures--États-Unis.

DS558 / .K34 1986