Why Viet Nam?: Prelude to America's Albatross

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1982 - History - 612 pages
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Identifies the origins and causes of U.S. involvement in Viet Nam, beginning with the surrender of Japanese forces in Indochina in 1945
 

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Contents

The Beginning of an Era
3
Pressure Point
17
The Unintelligible Intelligence Community
23
What Washington Did Not Know
61
The New French Problem
72
A Tour of the China Border
79
A Think Tank Session
96
The Reluctant Ally
103
French Diplomacy at Low Tide
207
Conversations
220
Puzzles
228
On the Eve of Independence
237
Independence Day
248
Aftermath to Black Sunday
256
In Search of the Truman Policy
264
No Ones Listening
274

Trusteeship Redefined
116
The Deer Team at Kim Lung
124
Historic Decisions
130
Unscheduled Peace
137
Uninvited Guests
151
Our Second Day in Hanoi
161
Calls and Callers
171
The Tale of Two Cities
182
A Busy Sunday
196
Warlords and Carpetbaggers
281
Postpartum Problems
294
South of the 16th Parallel
307
Contrasting Scenes
326
End of Mission
356
A Last Farewell
366
Americas Albatross
377
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