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Author Goldstein, Gordon M
Title Lessons in disaster : McGeorge Bundy and the path to war in Vietnam / Gordon M. Goldstein
Imprint New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2008

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Edition 1st ed
Descript xiii, 300 p. ; 25 cm
Contents Legend of the establishment -- Counselors advise but presidents decide -- Never trust the bureaucracy to get it right -- Politics is the enemy of strategy -- Conviction without rigor is a strategy for disaster -- Never deploy military means in pursuit of indeterminate ends -- Intervention is a presidential choice, not an inevitability
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-284) and index
Summary Drawing on prodigious research as well as the interviews and analysis he has conducted with former National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, Goldstein offers this revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam
Subject Bundy, McGeorge
Bundy, McGeorge -- Political and social views
National Security Council (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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
ISBN/ISSN 9780805079715
0805079718


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