Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia
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This book chronicles the efforts of U.S. military and State Department officials after the official ceasefire in Vietnam who argued that severe congressional budget reductions would lead to the ultimate defeat of both Cambodia and South Vietnam. It details the catastrophic effects of reduced funding and of conducting “wars by budget.” These reductions portended the ultimate defeats of both South Vietnam and Cambodia and although the warning signs of potential collapses were definitely evident and reported by USSAG, they were generally ignored by superior headquarters. It highlights how analytical studies provided to commanders and staff agencies improved decision making in military operations. By assessing allied capabilities and the strength of enemy operations, this book argues that America’s lack of financial support and resolve doomed both countries to defeat.
The University Press of Kentucky
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978-0-8131-4207-4 (pdf version)
978-0-8131-4206-7 (epub version)
Vietnam War, Cambodia, South Vietnam, U.S. State Department, USSAG, U.S. Congress, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, War by budget
History | Military History
Hunt, Ira A. Jr., "Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia" (2013). UPK Current Titles. 149.