Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War

Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War

The End of the American Century

Book - 2014
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Rowman and Littllefield
In Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, David F. Shmitz provides students of US history and the Vietnam era with an up-to-date analysis of Nixon’s Vietnam policy in a brief and accessible book that addresses the main controversies of the Nixon years. Richard Nixon came into office seeking a decisive victory in Vietnam, and expanded the war in hopes of upholding a policy of “containment,” protecting America’s credibility, and defying the growing antiwar movement. However, by 1971 the president was forced to significantly de-escalate the American presence and seek a negotiated end to the war. Aided by recently declassified documents, Schmitz provides a comprehensive analysis of Nixon’s Vietnam policy during the first years of his administration, clearly demonstrating that Nixon pursued military victory and providing a new periodization for our understanding of the Vietnam War.

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2014]
Description: xvi, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781442227095
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 Sch


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