RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War Era

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Rand Corporation, 8 févr. 2010 - 694 pages
This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era and assesses the effect that this research had on U.S. officials and policies. Elliott draws on interviews with former RAND staff and the many studies that RAND produced on these topics to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times and conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved.
 

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The Beginning
1
The Beginning in Vietnam
7
CHAPTER TWO What Makes the Viet Cong Tick?
45
CHAPTER THREE Escalation and Airpower
91
CHAPTER FOUR Controversy
149
CHAPTER FIVE The Many Aspects of the War
205
CHAPTER SIX The Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands
249
CHAPTER SEVEN The Tet Offensive
285
CHAPTER NINE The Pentagon Papers
415
CHAPTER TEN The End of the War
499
Sideshows
541
EPILOGUE Diversification
615
Bibliography
627
Author Biography
653
Index
655
Droits d'auteur

CHAPTER EIGHT Pacification and Vietnamization
349

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