This searching analysis of what has been called America's longest war" was commissioned by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to achieve an improved understanding of American participation in the conflict. Part I begins with Truman's decision at the end of World War II to accept French reoccupation of Indochina, rather than to seek the international trusteeship favored earlier by Roosevelt. It then discusses U.S. support of the French role and U.S. determination to curtail Communist expansion in Asia.
Originally published in 1986.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. vii
- Contents, pg. xi
- Map: Vietnam After The 1954 Geneva Conference, pg. xiii
- Chapter 1. France Resumes Control and the War Begins, pg. 1
- Chapter 2. The U.S. Joins the War, pg. 64
- Chapter 3. Prelude to French Withdrawal, pg. 120
- Chapter 4. Rattling the Saber, pg. 174
- Chapter 5. The New U.S. Role in Vietnam, pg. 228
- Chapter 6. Counter-Revolution and "Nation Building" During the Interval Between the Wars, pg. 282
- Index, pg. 351
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