Jones, Howard.

Death of a Generation : How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War - New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. - 1 online resource (593 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Toward a Tragedy; 1 Counterinsurgency in South Vietnam: Averting a Quagmire; 2 Democracy at Bay: Diem as Mandarin; 3 Counteraction to Counterinsurgency: The Military Solution; 4 Waging a Secret War; 5 Subterfuge in the Delta; 6 The Strange Seduction of Vietnam; 7 A Decent Veil of Hypocrisy; 8 De-Americanizing the Secret War; 9 From Escalation to Disengagement; 10 End of the Tunnel? A Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam; 11 Mandate from Heaven? The Buddhist Crisis and the Demise of De-escalation; 12 The Fire This Time 13 The Road to a Coup14 At the Brink of a Coup-Again; 15 Toward a Partial Withdrawal; 16 President Kennedy's Decision to Withdraw; 17 Fall of the House of Ngo; Conclusion: The Tragedy of JFK; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The assassination of John F. Kennedy led to the ""death of a generation"". The president had planned to withdraw all special forces by the end of 1965. But White House involvement in the Coup undercut the withdrawal effort and ultimately led to the war that Kennedy had sought to prevent.

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Kennedy, John F.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.


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