Haunting legacy : Vietnam and the American presidency from Ford to Obama /

"Examines how presidential decisionmaking has been influenced by America's defeat in the Vietnam war, studying presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama and how they have approached key decisions regarding conflicts while in office"--Provid...

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Main Author: Kalb, Marvin L.
Other Authors: Kalb, Deborah.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011.
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300 |a xi, 355 p. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
505 0 |a Ford : finally, the war ends -- Ford and the mini-challenge of the Mayaguez -- Carter, Brzezinski, and Russia's Vietnam -- Reagan, Grenada, Lebanon, and the marines -- Bush I : burying Vietnam -- Clinton : the first baby-boomer president -- Bush II : boots on the ground -- 2004 : the Swift boat Campaign -- Obama : "Afghanistan is not Vietnam" -- "Good enough". 
520 |a "Examines how presidential decisionmaking has been influenced by America's defeat in the Vietnam war, studying presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama and how they have approached key decisions regarding conflicts while in office"--Provided by publisher. 
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