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The Perfect War

The Perfect War

Häftad bok Avalon Travel Publishing. 2000. 523 sidor.

Mycket gott skick. 232x153x34mm. Språk: engelska, English. -- In this groundbreaking book, James William Gibson shatters the misled assumptions behind both liberal and conservative explanations for America's failure in Vietnam. Gibson shows how American government and military officials developed a disturbingly limited concept of war -- what he calls "technowar" -- in which all efforts were focused on maximizing the enemy's body count, regardless of the means. Consumed by a blind faith in the technology of destruction, American leaders failed to take into account their enemy's highly effective guerrilla tactics. Indeed, technowar proved woefully inapplicable to the actual political and military strategies used by the Vietnamese, and Gibson reveals how U.S. officials consistently falsified military records to preserve the illusion that their approach would prevail. Gibson was one of the first historians to question the fundamental assumptions behind American policy, and The Perfect War is a brilliant reassessment of the war -- now republished with a new introduction by the author.

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ISBN
9780871137999
Titel
The perfect war : technowar in Vietnam
Författare
Gibson, James William
Förlag
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press
Språk
English
Baksidestext
Includes bibliographical references and index