SCHWAB, ORRIN.

Defending the Free World : John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and the Vietnam War, 1961-1965 - Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 1998. - 1 online resource (260 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 DEFENDING THE FREE WORLD: 1961; 2 THE COUP; 3 TOWARD THE GULF OF TONKIN; 4 PLEIKU; 5 TOWARD THE PRESS CONFERENCE SPEECH; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

Schwab examines America's decision to stand in Vietnam with a fresh perspective provided by new archival materials and the intellectual synthesis of institutional, political, and diplomatic history. Vietnam policy is shown at many different levels, from the presidency down to the level of CIA operatives in the field and public opinion specialists on the White House staff. The views of State Department officers, foreign public opinion, editorials in major U.S. newspapers, and the powerful leaders of both Congressional houses reveal an informed and highly conflicted public leadership well before

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.


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