Iraq and the lessons of Vietnam : Or, How Not to Learn from the Past
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New York : New Press, 2007., New York :
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Central Adult Nonfiction
956.70443 IRAQA
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From the launch of the “Shock and Awe” invasion in March 2003 through President George W. Bush’s declaration of “Mission Accomplished” two months later, the war in Iraq was meant to demonstrate definitively that the United States had learned the lessons of Vietnam. This new book makes clear that something closer to the opposite is true—that U.S. foreign policy makers have learned little from the past, even as they have been obsessed with the “Vietnam Syndrome.”

Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam brings together the country’s leading historians of the Vietnam experience. Examining the profound changes that have occurred in the country and the military since the Vietnam War, celebrated historians Marilyn B. Young and Lloyd Gardner have assembled a distinguished group to consider how America has again found itself in the midst of a war in which there is no chance of a speedy victory or a sweeping regime change.

Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam explores how the “Vietnam Syndrome” fits into the contemporary debate about the purpose and exercise of American power in the world. With contributions from some of the most renowned analysts of American history and foreign policy, this is an essential recovery of the forgotten and misbegotten lessons of Vietnam.

Contributors:

  • Christian G. Appy
  • Andrew J. Bacevich
  • David Elliott
  • Alex Danchev
  • Elizabeth L. Hillman
  • Gabriel Kolko
  • Walter LaFeber
  • Wilfried Mausbach
  • Alfred W. McCoy
  • Gareth Porter
  • John Prados
  • Marilyn B. Young

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322 pages ; 24.
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English
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1595581499

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-302) and index.
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Draws parallels between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, arguing that the first conflict's lessons have been ignored by today's leaders while asserting that the Iraq War is unlikely to be resolved quickly or effectively.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Young, M. B., & Gardner, L. C. (2007). Iraq and the lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn from the Past. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Young, Marilyn Blatt and Lloyd C. Gardner. 2007. Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn From the Past. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Young, Marilyn Blatt and Lloyd C. Gardner, Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn From the Past. New York: New Press, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Young, Marilyn Blatt., and Lloyd C. Gardner. Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn From the Past. New York: New Press, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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