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Choosing War In One Of The Most Detailed And Powerfully Argued Books Published On American Intervention In Vietnam, Fredrik Logevall Examines The Last Great Unanswered Question On The War Could The Tragedy Have Been Averted His Answer A Resounding Yes Challenging The Prevailing Myth That The Outbreak Of Large Scale Fighting In 1965 Was Essentially Unavoidable, Choosing War Argues That The Vietnam War Was Unnecessary, Not Merely In Hindsight But In The Context Of Its Time.Why, Then, Did Major War Break Out Logevall Shows It Was Partly Because Of The Timidity Of The Key Opponents Of U.S Involvement, And Partly Because Of The Staunch Opposition Of The Kennedy And Johnson Administrations To Early Negotiations His Superlative Account Shows That U.S Officials Chose War Over Disengagement Despite Deep Doubts About The War S Prospects And About Vietnam S Importance To U.S Security And Over The Opposition Of Important Voices In The Congress, In The Press, And In The World Community They Did So Because Of Concerns About Credibility Not So Much America S Or The Democratic Party S Credibility, But Their Own Personal Credibility.Based On Six Years Of Painstaking Research, This Book Is The First To Place American Policymaking On Vietnam In 1963 65 In Its Wider International Context Using Multiarchival Sources, Many Of Them Recently Declassified Here We See For The First Time How The War Played In The Key World Capitals Not Merely In Washington, Saigon, And Hanoi, But Also In Paris And London, In Tokyo And Ottawa, In Moscow And Beijing Choosing War Is A Powerful And Devastating Account Of Fear, Favor, And Hypocrisy At The Highest Echelons Of American Government, A Book That Will Change Forever Our Understanding Of The Tragedy That Was The Vietnam War.

10 thoughts on “Choosing War

  1. says:

    In this book, Prof Logevall argued that the US s involvement in Vietnam was not inevitable, there were opportunities where the US could have left Vietnam, none better than the months immediately after Lyndon Johnson was elected as President Unfortunately he was not of the temperament to read the signals coming from his own electorate or the international community In the end, he would have to bear a big part of the responsibility for bringing the US into war.Whether one agrees with the thesis In this book, Prof Logevall argued that the US s involvement in Vietnam was not inevitable, there were opportunities where the US could have left Vietnam, none better than the months immediately after Lyndon Johnson was elected as President Unfortunately he was not of the temperament to read the signals coming from his own electorate or the...

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    According to Logevall, war was avoidable.2013 Olin Lecture The Meaning of the Vietnam Warhttp www.cornell.edu video 2013 oli

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    Traditional scholarship and public memory of the Vietnam War associates it with grievous error Historian Fredrik Logevall takes no exception to this While many have pondered where in the course of America s involvement in Vietnam it went wrong, Logevall pinpoints the timeframe In Choosing War The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, he refers to the Long 64 as a year which America altered its foreign policy from a supporting yet distancing role in Vietnam, to a pol Traditional scholarship and public memory of the Vietnam War associates it with grievous error Historian Fredrik Logevall takes no exception to th...

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    Fredrik Logevall s Choosing War was influential in challenging a long held conception, one which spoke of the inevitability of American intervention in Vietnam Logevall argues that there was nothing inevitable to American escalation in Vietnam, and that the decision to intervene was made in the short period of 1963 65 The primary reason for US intervention is argued to be credibility that of the nation, the Democratic Party and the individuals involved in the formulation of foreign policy T Fredrik Logevall s Choosing War was influential in challenging a long held conception, one which spoke of the inevitability of American intervention in Vietnam Logevall argues that there was nothing inevitable to American escalation in Vietnam, and that the decision to intervene was made in the short period of 1963 65 The primary reason for US intervention is argued to be credibility that of the nation, the Democratic Party and the individuals involved in the formulation of foreign policy The four most important of these individuals were Robert McNamara, McGeorge Bundy, President J...

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    Where was this book in the 70 s Finding out that LBJ had the option to back out of the crisis..what a goddam fool And the rest of the cabinet should be all in jail.and we patronize these idiots

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    Logevall s examination utilizes an international perspective French, German, Japanese, and British policymakers were all convinced that American efforts in the region were doomed Australia was an exception Johnson ignored international input Domestically, he cites American support of LBJ, his overwhelming popularity after defeating Barry Goldwater the hard line candidate , and the malleability of the American public, who did not yet hold firm opinions on American involvement in Vietnam In Logevall s examination utilizes an international perspective French, German, Japanese, and British policymakers were all convinced that American efforts in the region were doomed Australia was an exception Johnson ignored international input Domestically, he cites Americ...

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    Well researched and, while somewhat repetitive, well written history of how the US slid into the tragedy of Vietnam One comes away from this book seeing that the fundamental reason for the misguided escalation of American involvement in the war was Lyndon Johnson s insecurity about being perceived as weak, as the first US president to lose a war Because of that,than 1 million Vietnamese andthan 58,000 Americans lost their lives When it was over, the North Vietnamese got exactly wh Well researched and, while somewhat repetitive, well written history of how the US slid into the tragedy of Vietnam One comes away from this book seeing that the fundamental reason for the misguided escalation of American ...

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    This should be required reading of any serious student of the war in Southeast Asia I have a large collection of books on that tragic conflict and without question this is one of the best Prof Logevall exposes in detail the flawed thinking and incompetence of US adm...

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    This is hardly the kind of book one enjoys reading, but should A clear demonstration of the short sighted, narrow minded, egotistical attitude of our political leadership, and it s hypocritical views of other countries and their ways of living Why do we the government have to keep makin...

  10. says:

    Excellent historyTerrific history of the fateful decisions the led to the Americanization of the Vietnam War Even if you do not agree with all of the conclusions, the book is enlightening and holds clear lessons for today It is also beautifully written.

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