Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty Author H. R. McMaster
ISBN-10 006203118X
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 480
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"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.



Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy Author O'Reilly Bill
ISBN-10 9783426419878
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 400
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Dallas, 22. November 1963 – 12:30 Uhr: Lee Harvey Oswald späht durch das Zielfernrohr seines Gewehrs. John F. Kennedys Kopf erscheint kaum einen Meter entfernt. Oswald weiß, dass er kaum Zeit haben wird. Zwei Schüsse wird er sicher abgeben können – drei, wenn er wirklich schnell ist. Sein Ziel klar vor Augen, atmet er aus und drückt den Abzug. Der erste Schuss trifft den Präsidenten im Nacken. Kennedy sackt leicht zusammen, sein Rückenkorsett, das er wegen seiner Kriegsverletzung dauernd tragen muss, hält ihn aber aufrecht. Beunruhigt wendet Jackie sich ihrem Mann zu. Sie greift nach seiner Schulter und schaut ihm ins Gesicht, um zu sehen, was los ist. Kaum fünf Sekunden sind seit dem ersten Schuss vergangen, da schlägt die zweite Kugel in Kennedys Hinterkopf ein und reißt eine klaffende Wunde. Reflexartig fährt seine Hand hoch zur Stirn, doch ein großer Teil der Schädeldecke ist weggeschleudert worden.



Vietnam

Vietnam Author Robert S. McNamara
ISBN-10 3442129567
Release 1997
Pages 508
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Vietnam has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vietnam also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vietnam book for free.



Next generation leader

Next generation leader Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 3765529591
Release 2007
Pages 171
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Next generation leader has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Next generation leader also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Next generation leader book for free.



Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty Author Paul Cook
ISBN-10 1520943288
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 38
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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!



Antifragilit t

Antifragilit  t Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN-10 9783641091200
Release 2013-02-25
Pages 688
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Taleb ist einer der prägenden Denker des 21. Jahrhunderts – Antifragilität ist sein zentrales Werk In seinem Weltbestseller Der Schwarze Schwan problematisierte Nassim Nicholas Taleb die zunehmende Unberechenbarkeit der Welt. Jetzt liegt sein wichtigstes Buch vor: In Antifragilität liefert „der führende Denker unserer Zeit“ (Times) eine wirkmächtige Gebrauchsanweisung, wie wir selbst, unsere Unternehmen und Strukturen, Chaos und unberechenbare Ereignisse nicht nur überstehen, sondern sogar davon profitieren können. Denn alles, was nicht antifragil ist, wird verschwinden. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, der Aufklärer und Schreck aller „Versicherer“ und Analysten schickt in seinem neuen Buch heutiges Risikomanagement und Prognostik in die Wüste. Nicht indem wir Zufälle und Ungewissheit um jeden Preis abzuwehren versuchen, gewinnen wir, sondern indem wir sie zu Stärken ummünzen. Talebs Konzept der Antifragilität ist eine große, praktisch-philosophische Antwort auf die Herausforderungen unsicherer Zeiten. Seine Beispiele bedienen das ganze Spektrum von Finanzen und Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft, Privatleben. Er zeigt, warum kleine Strukturen besser sind als große, Stadtstaaten besser als Nationen, warum Silicon Valley mehr Erfolg hat als das Bankensystem, warum Zahnärzte und LKWFahrer antifragiler sind als Bischöfe und Geschäftsführer, warum Schulden abhängig machen und warum alles, was zu kompliziert ist, von der Bildfläche verschwinden wird. Multidisziplinär und mit großer Übersicht umreißt Antifragilität ein neues Denken für eine Welt, die bei allem Fortschritt niemals berechenbar sein wird.



ber Tyrannei

  ber Tyrannei Author Timothy Snyder
ISBN-10 9783406711473
Release 2017-03-30
Pages 127
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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.



War Welfare Democracy

War  Welfare   Democracy Author Peter J. Munson
ISBN-10 9781612345390
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 240
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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.



Hillbilly Elegie

Hillbilly Elegie Author J. D. Vance
ISBN-10 9783843715775
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 304
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Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.



Matterhorn

Matterhorn Author Karl Marlantes
ISBN-10 3453676572
Release 2013-10-14
Pages 669
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Matterhorn has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Matterhorn also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Matterhorn book for free.



When Soldiers Fall

When Soldiers Fall Author Steven Casey
ISBN-10 9780199890385
Release 2014-12
Pages 310
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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.



Vom alten Schlag

Vom alten Schlag Author E.B. Sledge
ISBN-10 9783864134111
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 350
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Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.



Debating Vietnam

Debating Vietnam Author Joseph A. Fry
ISBN-10 9780742576421
Release 2006-09-22
Pages 216
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In the midst of the Vietnam War, two titans of the Senate, J. William Fulbright and John C. Stennis, held public hearings to debate the conflict's future. In this intriguing new work, historian Joseph A. Fry provides the first comparative analysis of these inquiries and the senior southern Senators who led them. The Senators' shared aim was to alter the Johnson administration's strategy and bring an end to the war—but from dramatically different perspectives. Fulbright hoped to pressure Johnson to halt escalation and seek a negotiated settlement, while Stennis wanted to prompt the President to bomb North Vietnam more aggressively and secure a victorious end to the war. Publicized and televised, these hearings added fuel to the fire of national debate over Vietnam policy and captured the many arguments of both hawks and doves. Fry details the dramatic confrontations between the Senate committees and the administration spokesmen, Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara, and he probes the success of congressional efforts to influence Vietnam policy. Ultimately, Fry shows how the Fulbright and Stennis hearings provide vivid insight into the debate over why the United States was involved in Vietnam and how the war should be conducted.



The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War Author David L. Anderson
ISBN-10 0231509324
Release 2010-12-05
Pages 480
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America's experience in Vietnam continues to figure prominently in debates over strategy and defense and within the discourse on the identity of the United States as a nation. Through fifteen essays rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War is a chronological and critical collective history central to any discussion of America's interests abroad. David Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major themes and enduring relevance. Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago) reexamines the rise of Vietnamese revolutionary nationalism and the Vietminh-led war against French colonialism. Richard Immerman (Temple University) revisits Eisenhower's and Kennedy's efforts at nation-building in South Vietnam. Gary Hess (Bowling Green State University) reviews America's military commitment under Kennedy and Johnson, and Lloyd Gardner (Rutgers University) investigates the motivations behind Johnson's escalation of force. Robert McMahon (Ohio State University) focuses on the pivotal period before and after the Tet Offensive, and Jeffrey Kimball (Miami University) makes sense of Nixon's paradoxical decision to end U.S. intervention while pursuing a destructive air war. John Prados (National Security Archive) and Eric Bergerud (Naval Postgraduate School) devote their essays to America's military strategy. Helen Anderson (California State University, Monterey Bay) and Robert Brigham (Vassar College) explore the war's impact on Vietnamese women and urban culture. Melvin Small (Wayne State University) recounts the domestic tensions created by America's involvement in Vietnam, and Kenton Clymer (Northern Illinois University) follows the spread of the war to Laos and Cambodia. Concluding essays by Robert Schulzinger (University of Colorado) and George Herring (University of Kentucky) trace the legacy of the war within Vietnamese and American contexts and diagnose the symptoms of the "Vietnam Syndrome" evident in later U.S. foreign policy debates.



Intelligence and U S Foreign Policy

Intelligence and U S  Foreign Policy Author Paul R. Pillar
ISBN-10 9780231527804
Release 2011-09-27
Pages 416
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A career of nearly three decades with the CIA and the National Intelligence Council showed Paul R. Pillar that intelligence reforms, especially measures enacted since 9/11, can be deeply misguided. They often miss the sources that underwrite failed policy and misperceive our ability to read outside influences. They also misconceive the intelligence-policy relationship and promote changes that weaken intelligence-gathering operations. In this book, Pillar confronts the intelligence myths Americans have come to rely on to explain national tragedies, including the belief that intelligence drives major national security decisions and can be fixed to avoid future failures. Pillar believes these assumptions waste critical resources and create harmful policies, diverting attention away from smarter reform, and they keep Americans from recognizing the limits of obtainable knowledge. Pillar revisits U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War and highlights the small role intelligence played in those decisions, and he demonstrates the negligible effect that America's most notorious intelligence failures had on U.S. policy and interests. He then reviews in detail the events of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, condemning the 9/11 commission and the George W. Bush administration for their portrayals of the role of intelligence. Pillar offers an original approach to better informing U.S. policy, which involves insulating intelligence management from politicization and reducing the politically appointed layer in the executive branch to combat slanted perceptions of foreign threats. Pillar concludes with principles for adapting foreign policy to inevitable uncertainties.



Containment and Credibility

Containment and Credibility Author Pat Proctor
ISBN-10 9781631440571
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 532
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Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” probably finds such a question naive. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, those with longer memories would consider the unquestioning acceptance of Saddam Hussein’s “gathering threat” even more naive. Providing historical context that highlights how the decision to use force is made, as well as how it is “sold,” Containment and Credibility explores how the half-truths and outright lies of both the Johnson and Nixon administrations brought us into a conflict that cost more than fifty thousand American lives over eight years. As we consider how best to confront the growing threat of ISIS, it is increasingly important for the public to understand how we were convinced to go to war in the past. In the 1960s, the domino theory warning of the spread of communism provided the rationale for war, followed by the deception of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the resulting resolution that essentially gave LBJ a blank check. This book will show how this deception ultimately led to the unraveling of the Johnson presidency and will explore the credibility gap that led to the public political debate of that time. Containment and Credibility applies the lessons of the sixties to today’s similar debates regarding military involvement. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.



The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War

The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War Author David L. Anderson
ISBN-10 0231114931
Release 2002
Pages 308
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The Vietnam War remains a major point of reference in discussions of U.S. foreign policy and national character. The lessons and legacies of the most divisive event in U.S. history in the twentieth century are hotly debated to this day. Written by a renowned scholar of the conflict, The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War provides students and researchers with the materials to think seriously about the conflict's many paradoxes and ramifications.