The Cold War and Vietnam

Herring, George C.
October 2004
OAH Magazine of History;Oct2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p18
Discusses the impact of the Cold War on American thinking. Six successive U.S. presidents' vision of the Vietnam War in Cold War terms and justification of American intervention; Claim that the conflict was part of a larger communist movement to take control of the governments in newly emerging postcolonial nations; U.S. policy makers' overstatement of the threat and capabilities of communist countries; Creation of a culture of fear and militant anticommunisrn in the United States.


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