The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - Political Science - 229 pages
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Established in 1955 as a private advocacy group, the American Friends of Vietnam worked to influence U.S. attitudes and policies toward Vietnam for nearly two decades. AFV members wrote articles, gave speeches, sponsored aid drives, and forged ties with j
  

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Contents

Ngo Dinh Diems Early American Supporters 19501954
1
The Founding of the AFV 19541955
15
The Early Activities of the AFV 19551956
31
Promoting the Diem Regime 19561959
46
Losing Faith in Diem 19591961
62
AFV Policy Disputes and American Escalation 19611962
77
The AFV and the Fall of Diem 1963
91
The AFV and the Escalation of the War in Vietnam 19641965
104
The AFV and the American War in Vietnam 19661968
122
The Last Years of the AFV 19691975
137
Conclusion
153
Officers of the AFV
161
Notes
165
Bibliography
209
Index
221
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A member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Joseph G. Morgan is assistant professor of history at Iona College.

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