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Author Elliott, Duong Van Mai, 1941-

Title RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era / Mai V. Elliott.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2010.
Publication Info. 2010

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 672 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "RAND Investment in People and Ideas."
"CP-564-RC"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-652) and index.
Contents RAND: the beginning -- A remote corner of the world: the beginning in Vietnam -- "What makes the Viet Cong tick?" -- Escalation and airpower -- Controversy -- The many aspects of the war -- The Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands -- The Tet Offensive -- Pacification and Vietnamization -- THe Pentagon Papers -- The end of the war -- Laos and Thailand: sideshows -- Diversification.
Summary "This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era, from the period preceding the dispatch of U.S. troops, to the most intensive combat years, to the Tet Offensive of 1968, to the end of the war in 1975. The author draws on interviews with RAND staff who were involved in research in the region, the hundreds of studies that RAND produced on these topics, and documentary sources outside RAND to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times, conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved, and recounts their personal stories and experiences. Elliott assesses both the extent to which RAND's research influenced U.S. policies and decisionmakers during the war and the effect that the war had on RAND--culminating with the release of the Pentagon Papers, which became a national controversy in 1971"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Rand Corporation -- Influence.
Rand Corporation. (OCoLC)fst00528242
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Research -- United States -- History.
Counterinsurgency -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Military planning -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- Military -- Vietnam War.
HISTORY -- Military -- General.
Counterinsurgency -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00881331
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Research. (OCoLC)fst01095153
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
military strategy -- USA. -- History.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Elliott, Duong Van Mai, 1941- RAND in Southeast Asia. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010 9780833047540 (DLC) 2009025271 (OCoLC)410231247
ISBN 9780833049155 (electronic bk.)
0833049151 (electronic bk.)
9780833047540 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
083304754X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000048596033
AU@ 000051406533
AU@ 000060529769
CHNEW 000616455
DEBBG BV043091363
DEBBG BV044142950
DEBSZ 421884029
GBVCP 1008653284
NZ1 13865086

 
    
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