America at War: The Koren War and The Vietnam War: People, Politics, and Power, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300473
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300471
  • DDC: 951.904
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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In the 1950s and 1960s and on into the 1970s, the United States was involved in two wars fought far from home—one in aid of South Korea against the neighboring Communist North Korea, and a second waged through the jungles of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Both of these military engagements were a reaction to what the United States feared as being Communist takeovers, and were surrounded by a strong degree of political controversy. This book explores both wars in detail to help readers understand why the conflicts occurred and what their lasting effects have been.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Precursors to the Korean War.
2: Korea Occupied and Divided, 1910–50.
3: Korea at War, 1950–53.
4: Preparations for War.
5: Invasion and Counterinvasion, 1950–51.
6: Talking and Fighting, 1951–53.
7: Political Leaders of the Korean War.
8: North Korea.
9: South Korea.
10: United States.
11: Soviet Union and China.
12: Military Commanders of the Korean War.
13: Kwon, Chung Il.
14: Dehuai, Peng.
15: Macarthur, Douglas.
16: Walker, Walton H..
17: Almond, Edward M..
18: James Alward Van Fleet.
19: Ridgway, Matthew B..
20: Clark, Mark.
21: Korea Still Divided, 1953–.
22: South Korea Modernized.
23: North Korea Isolated.
24: Korea and the Cold War.
25: Precursors to the Vietnam War.
26: Vietnam Colonized and Divided, 1897–1955.
27: The American War, 1955–74.
28: The Diem Regime and the Viet Cong.
29: The U.S. Role Grows.
30: The Conflict Deepens.
31: The Gulf of Tonkin.
32: The United States Enters the War.
33: Firepower Comes to Naught.
34: Tet Brings the War Home.
35: De-Escalation, Negotiation, and Vietnamization.
36: The United States Negotiates a Withdrawal.
37: The Fall of South Vietnam.
38: Political Leaders of the Vietnam War.
39: French Indochina.
40: North Vietnam.
41: South Vietnam.
42: Unified Vietnam.
43: Cambodia.
44: United States.
45: Military Commanders of the Vietnam War.
46: Vo Nguyen Giap.
47: Van Tien Dung.
48: Tran Van Tra.
49: William Westmoreland.
50: Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr..
51: Journalists and Antiwar Activists of the Vietnam War.
52: David Halberstam.
53: Walter Cronkite.
54: Joan Baez.
55: Jane Fonda.
56: Abbie Hoffman.
57: Vietnam Unified, 1974–.
58: The Socialist Republic.
59: Problems of Modernization.
60: Vietnam and the Cold War.
61: “America’s Suicide Attempt”.
62: The Conduct and Cost of the War.
63: Détente as Realism.
64: Scaling Back U.S. Commitments.
65: The Opening to China and Ostpolitik.
66: Arms-Limitation Negotiations.
67: End of the Vietnam War.
68: The Vietnam War in Perspective.