So much to lose : John F. Kennedy and American policy in Laos / William J. Rust.
By: Rust, William J.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace: Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014Description: 1 online resource (377 p.).ISBN: 9780813144788; 0813144787; 9780813144771; 0813144779.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- Laos | Laos -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963Additional physical formats: Print version:: So Much to Lose : John F. Kennedy and American Policy in LaosDDC classification: 327.730594090 | 327.730594090/46 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. We Cannot Enforce What We Would Like; 2. A Wide Measure of Discretion; 3. Less Precise Language Than We Desire; 4. A Disagreeable, Hard, and Dangerous Fact; 5. A Severe Loss of Face; 6. A Very Hazardous Course; 7. A Colossal Booby Trap; 8. We Do Not Havethe Power of Decision; Photo Illustrations; 9. Tenuous at Best; 10. A Piece of War; 11. We're Going to Have to Take Some Action; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Before U.S. combat units were deployed to Vietnam, presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy strove to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos. This impoverished, landlocked Southeast Asian kingdom was geopolitically significant because it bordered more powerful communist and anticommunist nations. The Ho Chi Minh Trail, which traversed the country, was also a critical route for North Vietnamese infiltration into South Vietnam.In So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos, William J. Rust continues his definitive examination of U.S.-Lao relations during the Cold War, prov.