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Author Porter, Gareth, 1942-

Title Perils of dominance : imbalance of power and the road to war in Vietnam / Gareth Porter.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  959.70432 P833p 2004    ---  Available
Description 403 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-381) and index.
Contents The imbalance of power, 1953-1965 -- The Soviets and Chinese appease the United States -- Eisenhower and Dulles exploit U.S. dominance in Vietnam -- North Vietnamese policy under the American threat -- Kennedy's struggle with the national security bureaucracy -- Johnson, McNamara and the Tonkin Gulf crisis -- Bureaucratic pressures and the decisions for war -- Dominoes, bandwagons and the road to war.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963 -- Decision making.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969 -- Decision making.
Balance of power -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Diplomatic history.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
ISBN 0520239482 (cloth : alk. paper)

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