Dereliction of Duty

Author: H. R. McMaster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006203118X
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: History

"The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion) Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings, confrontations and decisions, it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why. McMaster pinpoints the policies and decisions that got the United States into the morass and reveals who made these decisions and the motives behind them, disproving the published theories of other historians and excuses of the participants. A page-turning narrative, Dereliction Of Duty focuses on a fascinating cast of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Congress and the American public. McMaster’s only book, Dereliction of Duty is an explosive and authoritative new look at the controversy concerning the United States involvement in Vietnam.

Dereliction of Duty

Author: H. R. McMaster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006203118X
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: History

"The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." —H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion) Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings, confrontations and decisions, it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why. McMaster pinpoints the policies and decisions that got the United States into the morass and reveals who made these decisions and the motives behind them, disproving the published theories of other historians and excuses of the participants. A page-turning narrative, Dereliction Of Duty focuses on a fascinating cast of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Congress and the American public. McMaster’s only book, Dereliction of Duty is an explosive and authoritative new look at the controversy concerning the United States involvement in Vietnam.

Dereliction of Duty

Author: Paul Cook
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520943288
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre:

Dereliction of Duty Read Dereliction of Duty on your PC, Mac, smart phone, table, ipad or Kindle device. With the rise of communism came great fear. That fear led many a nation to view each other with suspicion, leading to the Cold War. Perhaps one of the most influential nations during the Cold War was the United States. Under the leadership of Lyndon Baines Johnson, we found ourselves embroiled in a massive conflict with the Vietnamese. The Vietnam War, one of the most horrific and tragic military actions ever undertaken from the United States as an unmitigated disaster and we can point to one man for that failure: LBJ. The Johnson Administration did a great injustice by getting involved with Vietnam and this book is meant to share the story of his failing. We will be looking at three sections, the background and facts behind the beginning of the Vietnam War, how the Johnson Administration played an integral role in perpetuating Vietnam and finally, how Johnson screwed it up so badly. Vietnam was a brutal conflict and while hindsight is 20/20, we must face the fact that the corruption and lies of the United States government was ultimately at fault for the loss of life and the desolation that occurred. If you've ever wanted to know the full picture of the Vietnam War, than read on! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... How the War Started The Johnson Administration The Winnable War Change of Plans in Vietnam The Fallout of the Vietnam War Much, much more! Download your copy today!

Die Arroganz der Macht

Author: J. William Fulbright
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783688112876
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Fiction

Nach den bürgerkriegsähnlichen Unruhen in Vierteln von Newark, Detroit und anderen Städten der USA faßte Fulbright Anfang August 1967 in einer Rede vor der amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung in Honolulu seine Kritik an der Innen- und Außenpolitik der USA zusammen in dem Urteil, die Vereinigten Staaten «übten Macht um der Macht willen» aus und sie seien auf dem Wege, «eine imperialistische Nation zu werden». Der Illusion, Amerika könne in Vietnam Krieg führen und zugleich Armut und Rechtsungleichheit im eigenen Lande wirksam bekämpfen, hielt der Senator die Diagnose entgegen, die USA seien im Begriff, den Krieg an beiden Fronten zu verlieren, denn: «Der Vietnamkrieg zehrt nicht nur an den menschlichen und materiellen Grundlagen unserer schwelenden Städte, er nährt nicht nur in den Slums die Überzeugung, daß das Land ihrer Lage gleichgültig gegenüberstehe. Der Krieg bestärkt immer mehr die Vorstellung, daß die Gewalt ein Weg zur Lösung von Problemen sei.»

ber Tyrannei

Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406711473
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Political Science

Wir sind nicht klüger als die Menschen, die erlebt haben, wie überall in Europa die Demokratie unterging und Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus kamen. Aber einen Vorteil haben wir. Wir können aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen. „Leiste keinen vorauseilenden Gehorsam.“ So lautet die erste von 20 Lektionen für den Widerstand, mit denen Timothy Snyder die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vorbereitet auf das, was gestern noch unvorstellbar zu sein schien: einen Präsidenten, der das Gesicht der Demokratie verstümmelt und eine rechtsradikale Tyrannei errichtet. Doch nicht nur in den USA sind Populismus und autoritäres Führertum auf dem Vormarsch. Auch in Europa rückt die Gefahr von rechts immer näher – als ob es das 20. Jahrhundert und seine blutigen Lehren niemals gegeben hätte. Snyders historische Lektionen, die international Aufsehen erregt haben, sind ein Leitfaden für alle, die jetzt handeln wollen - und nicht erst, wenn es zu spät ist. Lektion 8: „Setze ein Zeichen.“ Dieses Buch tut es. Tun Sie es auch.

Blood Alex Cross 12

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641062712
Release Date: 2011-04-21
Genre: Fiction

Nie vergeben, nie vergessen: Alex Cross jagt den Killer seiner Frau! Scharf wie ein Skalpell! - Der neue spektakuläre Fall für den genialen Kriminalpsychologen Alex Cross. Trotz all seiner Erfolge hat Profiler Alex Cross nie vergessen, dass der Heckenschütze, der vor Jahren seine Frau Maria tötete, niemals gefasst wurde. Jetzt treibt ein Serienvergewaltiger sein Unwesen in Washington, D.C. Und seine Fährte führt direkt zu Marias Tod. Rücksichtslos und vor Wut fast wahnsinnig, setzt sich Cross auf die Spur des Mannes. Noch nie war es Cross so wichtig, Erfolg zu haben – und wenn er dafür durch die Hölle geht! Denn diesmal zielt der Mörder mitten in sein Herz ...

War Welfare Democracy

Author: Peter J. Munson
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612345390
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: History

American foreign policy since World War II has actively sought to reshape both domestic and international orders to hasten the coming of the end of history in a peaceful democratic utopia. While the end of the Cold War heightened optimism that this goal was near, policymakers still face dramatic challenges. In War, Welfare & Democracy, Peter J. Munson argues that the foreign policy problems we face today stem from common roots—the modern state system's struggle to cope with the pressures of market development and sociopolitical modernization. Washington's policies seek to treat challenges as varied as insurgency, organized crime, fiscal crises, immigration pressures, authoritarianism, and violations of human rights with a schizophrenic mix of realpolitik and idealism. The ideologies that inform this outlook were born during the Great Depression and two world wars and honed during the early years of the Cold War. Although the world has long since changed, American policy has failed to adjust. The world's leading welfare states face a crisis of aging populations, shrinking revenues, and spiraling costs in their attempts to provide services and social security for their citizens, compounding this inflexibility. By addressing the inequality of wealth, security, and stability brought on by dramatic economic change and modernization, Munson describes how the United States can lead in reforming the welfare state paradigm and adjust its antiquated policies to best manage the transformation we all must face.

When Soldiers Fall

Author: Steven Casey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199890385
Release Date: 2014-12
Genre: History

When Soldiers Fall traces the history of American combat losses and the ways in which the government has reported casualties from WWI to the current War on Terror.