The Resource Making war, thinking history : Munich, Vietnam, and presidential uses of force from Korea to Kosovo, Jeffrey Record

Making war, thinking history : Munich, Vietnam, and presidential uses of force from Korea to Kosovo, Jeffrey Record

Label
Making war, thinking history : Munich, Vietnam, and presidential uses of force from Korea to Kosovo
Title
Making war, thinking history
Title remainder
Munich, Vietnam, and presidential uses of force from Korea to Kosovo
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Record
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In examining the influence of historical analogies on decisions to use - or not use - force, military strategist Jeffrey Record assesses every major application of U.S. force from the Korean War to the NATO war in Serbia. Specifically, he looks at the influence of two analogies: the democracies' appeasement of Hitler at Munich and America's defeat in the Vietnam War. His book judges the utility of these two analogies on presidential decision-making and finds considerable misuse of them in situations where force was optional. He points to the Johnson Administration's application of the Munich analogy to the circumstances of Southeast Asia in 1965 as the most egregious example of their misuse, but also cites the faulty reasoning by historical analogy that prevailed among critics of Reagan's policy in Central America and the Clinton's use of force in Haiti and the former Yugoslavia."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.R298 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Making war, thinking history : Munich, Vietnam, and presidential uses of force from Korea to Kosovo, Jeffrey Record
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-193) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Munich and Vietnam : lessons drawn -- Truman in Korea -- Eisenhower in Indochina -- Kennedy and Johnson in Vietnam and the Caribbean -- Nixon and Kissinger in Vietnam -- Reagan in Lebanon, Grenada, Central America, and Afghanistan -- Bush in Panama, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia -- Clinton in Haiti and the Balkans -- Legacies of Munich and Vietnam for the post-Cold War world -- Using force, thinking history
Control code
ocn606779054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612515816
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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2b659b0f-8366-4540-b446-4a836427cbd5
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.b3555714x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606779054
  • pebcs1612515819
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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