Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase weapons of mass destruction probably finds such a question naive On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, those with longer memories would consider the unquestioning acceptance of Saddam Husseins gathering threat even naive Providing historical context that highlights how the decision to use force is made, as well as how it is sold, Containment and Credibility explores how the half truths and outright lies of both the Johnson and Nixon administrations brought us into a conflict that cost than fifty thousand American lives over eight years As we consider how best to confront the growing threat of ISIS, it is increasingly important for the public to understand how we were convinced to go to war in the past In the 1960s, the domino theory warning of the spread of communism provided the rationale for war, followed by the deception of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the resulting resolution that essentially gave LBJ a blank check This book will show how this deception ultimately led to the unraveling of the Johnson presidency and will explore the credibility gap that led to the public political debate of that time Containment and Credibility applies the lessons of the sixties to todays similar debates regarding military involvement Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home....
|Title||:||Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception That Plunged America into the Vietnam War|
|Publisher||:||Carrel Books November 22, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||532 pages|
|File Size||:||790 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception That Plunged America into the Vietnam War Reviews
I agree with George Herring, "impressively researched and cogently argued". This book adds something important to the literature about the Vietnam War. The author blends discussions of military, political and social events into a unique history. His emphasis on credibility is appropriate and insightful.