The Vietnam War

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to American Military History
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405161497
StatePublished - Jan 22 2010


  • Approaching Vietnam, From World War II through Dienbienphu, 1941 - 1954 (1988) - Lloyd Gardner
  • Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) - not preventing Peoples Army of Vietnam (PAVN)
  • Diversity of opinion - on morality and conduct of war
  • Future wars - viewed through lens of America's longest war
  • Impact on American culture, politics - military preparedness and America's role in the world
  • Lewis Sorley addressing military issues - in A Better War (2007 [1999])
  • Offerings on legacy of the war - H. R. McMaster's, Dereliction of Duty (1997)
  • Vietnam War - America's longest and most controversial war
  • Vietnam War - several levels of moral ambiguity permeating historiography
  • Vietnam in the context of the Cold War


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