TITLE

The Vietnamization of America

AUTHOR(S)
McDougall, Walter A.
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Orbis;Fall95, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p478
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the impact of Vietnam War to the American consciousness. American draftees' experiences; Lessons learned leading to professionalism of the US Armed Forces; Counterattack on the military prerogatives; Reluctance to intervene in armed conflicts; Controversy over the American prisoners and war and missing in action in Vietnam; Implications of the Vietnamese boat people in the US.
ACCESSION #
9510094441

 

Related Articles

  • Where America's wars have been good for business. Barr, Cameron W. // Christian Science Monitor;6/17/97, Vol. 89 Issue 141, p6 

    Opinion. Looks at the United States following the Vietnam War in 1975, in light of declining business activity. Possible reason for the decline in business; Reference to the Korean and Vietnam conflicts; Impact of the Vietnam War; Detailed information provided on economic decline.

  • Correcting Vietnam war myths. Hart, Jeffrey // Human Events;10/23/93, Vol. 53 Issue 43, p8 

    Discusses the various Vietnam war myths and correcting them. Number of dead soldiers; Vietnam as an intellectual failure; Belief on counter-insurgency; Unaware resolutions and capabilities of North Vietnam; Availability of strategies.

  • Cong. approves new date for start of Vietnam War.  // New York Amsterdam News;8/17/96, Vol. 87 Issue 33, p30 

    Announces the United States Congress' approval of the proposal to change the official start date of the Vietnam War from August 5, 1996 to February 28, 1961. Aim of qualifying thousands of additional veterans for disability benefits; Introduction of the bill by New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato.

  • New Arms, More Bombs.  // Time;6/5/1972, Vol. 99 Issue 23, p32 

    The article reports that U.S. in 1972 ordered another air bombing of North Viet Nam. The U.S. intelligence sources reveals that the bombing attacks, mostly involved with guided smart bombs, have already paralyzed North Viet Nam's transportation system. It says that the North units once again...

  • Mistaken identity. Howard, Lucy; Koehl, Carla // Newsweek;7/8/1996, Vol. 128 Issue 2, p4 

    Offers information on the mix-up of identifying the bodies of two marines killed in Vietnam in 1967. Why the bodies of Pfc. Mark Judge and Cpl. William Berry were dug up to be re-identified after 29 years.

  • Was China just bluffing?  // Wilson Quarterly;Spring92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p12 

    Comments on the article `The Chinese Threat in the Vietnam War,' by John W. Garver, as presented in the Spring 1992 issue of `Parameters.' Probable impact of fear of Chinese intervention on the American decision to adopt a no-win strategy in the Vietnam War; Chinese diplomatic and military...

  • Cry Uncle, Sam.  // American Conservative;May2011, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p50 

    The article offers the author's insights on the role of the U.S. to wars happening the the Middle East. The author says that instead of democracy, the U.S. fought for nationalism during the war in Vietnam due to the conflict brought by the North. The author also notes that the collapse of the...

  • The great white way to war.  // Wilson Quarterly;Winter95, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p133 

    Presents an excerpt from the article written by Bruce A. McConachie on the reasons for American participation in the Vietnam War, as presented in the October 1994 issue of the `Theatre Journal.' Association of makers of musicals and American foreign policy; Popularity of American musicals in...

  • Letters to the Editor. True, Michael; Chandu, G. M.; A. Alter, Paul; Finn, J. // Progressive;Aug2013, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p6 

    Letters to the editor are presented in response to articles "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" by Nick Turse in the June 2013 issue, "No Excuse on Guantánamo" by Ruth Conniff in the same issue, and a reaction to three letters on abortion in the July 2013 issue.

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics