The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

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A biography of Edward Lansdale, the CIA operative. Boot chronicles his rise and fall as a proponent of a visionary "hearts and minds" diplomacy in Vietnam who was ultimately overruled by the American military bureaucracy, which favored bombs and troop build-ups over winning the people's trust.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780871409416
0871409410
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 Lansd-B
Characteristics: l, 717 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

we mostly sought to destroy enemy forces. The enemy sought to gain control of the people.

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

..., it became necessary to destroy the town to save it.

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

In politics there is no room for sentiment.

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Jul 28, 2018

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

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Jul 28, 2018

Three Withs mantra: eat with, sleep with, and work with the people.

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

Saigon a veteran American diplomat noted, was a confused, chaotic political environment where yes often meant no and the best staff work in the world could become meaningless over night.

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Jul 28, 2018

... keep the closest possible relations with the common people,...

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Jul 28, 2018

... Diem's overthrow the worst mistake of the Vietnam War,...

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Jul 28, 2018

..., one of Ngo Dinh Diem's greatest errors was to give some of his most efficient and highly regarded generals meaningless jobs.

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