Trapped by Success: The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam, 1953-1961

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - History - 276 pages
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The Eisenhower Administration developed and implemented policies in Southeast Asia that contributed directly to the massive American military involvement in Vietnam in the decade after Dwight Eisenhower left office. Working with the most recently declassified government records on U.S. policy in Vietnam in the 1950s, David L. Anderson asserts that the Eisenhower Administration was less successful in Vietnam than the revisionists suggests. Trapped By Success is the first systematic study of the entire eight years of the Eisenhower Administration's efforts to build a nation in South Vietnam in order to protect U.S. global interests. Proclaiming success, where, in fact, failure abounded, the Eisenhower Administration trapped itself and its successors into a commitment to the survival of its own frail creation in Indochina. The book is a chronicle of clandestine plots, bureaucratic fights, cultural and strategic mistakes, and missed opportunities.

Anderson examines the politicla environments in Saigon and Washington that contributed to the deepening of American involvement. Contrary to other studies that highlight Eisenhower's restraint in preventing French collapse in Indochina in 1954, Trapped By Success shows how the administration publicly applauded South Veitnam's survival and growing stability, while it was actually producing an almost totally dependent regime that would ultimately consume billions of American dollars and thousands of American lives.

  

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Contents

Vietnam Colonialism and Cold War 1941January 1953
1
Eisenhower Dulles Dominoes and Dienbienphu January 1953May 1954
17
The Geneva Conference and the Diem Card MayJune 1954
41
SEATO and Other Stopgaps to Shoreup South Vietnam JuneNovember 1954
65
The Collins Mission and Washingtons Point of No Return November 1954May 1955
91
The Substance and Subterfuge of Nation Building May 1955January 1957
121
The Miracle and the Muddle of South Vietnam January 1955January 1959
151
Trapped by Success January 1959January 1961
175
Conclusion
199
NOTES
211
BIBLIOGRAPHY
255
INDEX
269
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About the author (1991)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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