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America at War since 1945 : Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War - 96 edition

America at War since 1945 : Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War (ISBN10: 0275956601; ISBN13: 9780275956608)
ISBN13: 978-0275956608
ISBN10: 0275956601

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0275955557
ISBN10: 0275955559

Summary: Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War analyzes America's involvement in three wars since the end of World War II: Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars?
In Korea and Vietnam, the U.S. fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism; that it could be counted on (with
money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the U.S. showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. The Gulf War--against tyranny, not communism--restored the U.S. to its position of prominence in the world, reaffirming its role as a world leader and a defender of freedom.
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Summary: Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War analyzes America's involvement in three wars since the end of World War II: Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars?
In Korea and Vietnam, the U.S. fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism; that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the U.S. showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. The Gulf War--against tyranny, not communism--restored the U.S. to its position of prominence in the world, reaffirming its role as a world leader and a defender of freedom. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Praeger Publishers, Inc.
Published: 09/30/1996
International: No

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