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Vietnam syndrome

impact on US foreign policy
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St. Martin"s Press , New York
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Influence, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989, United States -- Foreign relations --

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StatementGeoff Simons ; foreword by Tony Benn.
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LC ClassificationsE840 .S485 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 416 p. :
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Open LibraryOL672917M
ISBN 100312175574
LC Control Number97018979

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Historians and political analysts argue that a full understanding of the Vietnam Syndrome requires a proper appreciation of crucial elements in Vietnamese and American history.

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The Vietnam Syndrome: Impact on US Foreign Policy. This book focuses on the 'Vietnam Syndrome' - the effects for the United States of the American defeat in the Vietnam War. It argues that a full understanding of the Syndrome requires a proper appreciation of key shaping elements in Vietnamese and American history.

William V. Spanos is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is the founding editor of boundary 2 and the author of many books, including The End of Education and Heidegger and Criticism.

Indeed, South Koreans struggle with their own Vietnam syndrome, which crops up in several popular novels, including White Badge (), and a stream of movies from the horror flick R-Point (). Reagan began the long militaristic march to eradicate Vietnam Syndrome by declaring the Vietnam War a “noble cause.” Forget the three million or so dead in Southeast Asia and U.S.

soldiers. The Vietnam War was revised into something noble and good, and that set the stage for Author: Howard Lisnoff.

The “Vietnam Syndrome” is identified as the most prolific of these and through its construction and circulation in media products, including cinema, this thesis argues it has become an umbrella term for the remnants of angst over Vietnam and new concerns over other conflicts. The return of the Vietnam syndrome was most vividly illustrated by Obama’s appointment of Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State and former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Both men are loyalists, thoroughly devoted to the president, and they are Vietnam War veterans, Author: Marvin Kalb. The Incurable Vietnam Syndrome. that after the victory in the Gulf war we had "kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all." reported that the "must read" book.

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Graham Greene. avg rating — 45, ratings. score: 2, and 27 people voted. 'The Vietnam Syndrome' by Richard Falk The Nation magazine, July 9, The [John] Kerrey disclosures have surfaced an array of both laudable and lamentable sentiments, but perhaps none worse than those associated with William Safire's April 30 tirade directed at the so-called Vietnam Syndrome.

There are those who explicitly equate the Vietnam Syndrome with a similar narrative prior to and the formation of Nazi Germany, in which the idea was spread that Germany had not actually lost World War I but had instead been "stabbed in the back" by forces from within that secretly wanted Germany to lose that war and to be weakened.

This book focuses on the 'Vietnam Syndrome' - the effects for the United States of the American defeat in the Vietnam War. It argues that a full understanding of the Syndrome requires a proper appreciation of key shaping elements in Vietnamese and American history.

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The Other Vietnam Syndrome the war—just as in every other U.S. military intervention of the past decade—Washington had to face the so-called Vietnam syndrome.

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The short story "Stop the Sun" by Gary Paulsen is about a boy named Terry whose father served in the Vietnam War and has the Vietnam Syndrome. Every once and a while his father's eyes "go away" and he doesn't move. He is really embarrassed when this happens.

It all started when they were at the mall and he went to one store and his dad went to. Vietnam Syndrome was caused, in part, by the haphazard way the United States intervened in the Vietnam conflict and the debacle it became.

The United States fought a brief but large war in Vietnam. NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Ninth Biennial Update); Board on the Health of Select Populations; Institute of Medicine.

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update Does It Still Matter. The Impact of the Vietnam Syndrome on American Foreign Policy Abstract During the Vietnam War there existed a lack of consensus as to what the official policy of dealing with the crisis at hand should be.

Starting with Eisenhower and continuing through Johnson, the consensus was that. The "Vietnam syndrome" meant that every time the possibility of military intervention came up, the question was, "Is this another Vietnam?" Now an "Iraq syndrome" may be emerging.

And with it Author: William Schneider. This article also gives the impression that 1) the entire American public was against the Vietnam War (which is untrue) and 2) that the 'Vietnam Syndrome' is used in reference to the American public, when it's actually directed towards American leftists and liberals.

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The fear in the cry of ''Vietnam syndrome'' was a real one, I think, and primal: what if, when American national security -- real, physical, ''homeland'' security, not just the security of our. This book focuses on the 'Vietnam Syndrome' - the effects for the United States of the American defeat in the Vietnam War.

The nature of America as a plutocracy is emphasised, followed by profiles of policy options and three specific issues: post-war Vietnam, El Salvador and Iraq.

an Ohio University where National Guardsmen opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War on May 4, wounding nine and killing four Vietnam Syndrome reluctancy of US to get involved in foreign conflicts following the Vietnam war; caused somewhat isolationist policy.

VIETNAM SYNDROME. VIETNAM SYNDROME refers to both a collective and an individual ailment stemming from America's involvement in the Vietnam the collective level, Vietnam syndrome describes America's general reluctance to use military force abroad because of the psychological trauma caused by different aspects of the Vietnam cited are America's military "loss" in Vietnam.

"By God, we've kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all," President George Bush the First declared inin the wake of the Persian Gulf War. But their words are starkly contradicted by their own actions. In every military action since Vietnam, our politicians and generals have been extremely reluctant to risk American military casualties.

By the time the second Iraq war began a decade later, Vietnam syndrome had been replaced by Gulf War syndrome, a national assumption that war could be brief, sterile and free of sacrifice. Rooted in recent scholarship, The Columbia History of the Vietnam War offers profound new perspectives on the political, historical, military, and social issues that defined the war and its effect on the United States and Vietnam.

Laying the chronological and critical foundations for the volume, David L. Anderson opens with an essay on the Vietnam War's major moments and enduring relevance. The summary victory over Iraq was hailed by no less a figure than President Bush as a once-and-for-all elimination of the 'Vietnam syndrome' -- which shows how powerful was the memory of that defeat even 15 years after the fall of Saigon.

Addresses thre questions (1) why the USA invested so much in contesting communism in Vietnam (2) why its efforts failed -- even today, US explanations Cited by: