TITLE

THE INDOCHINA WAR AND WORLD POLITICS

AUTHOR(S)
Buchan, Alastair
PUB. DATE
July 1975
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul1975, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p638
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the history of American policy toward Indochina in the 15 years before U.S. President Kennedy took office. Indochina had been on the American horizon ever since the Japanese conquest of it in 1941, and Roosevelt's attempts, during the Second World War, to evolve a future for it that would avoid a return of French colonialism are well known. But between 1942 and 1954 France could exert a degree of leverage on American policy which was a result of the fact that the U.S. had become a global power. By the time the French position in Indochina had collapsed, and one may legitimately ask why the U.S. became and remained so preoccupied with resistance to communist penetration in an area where it had few economic and no direct strategic interests.
ACCESSION #
4852951

 

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