• Triumph Forsaken

Triumph Forsaken

Triumph Forsaken

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  • Author
    Mark Moyar
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date
    31 December 1969

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Triumph Forsaken

  • Author

    Mark Moyar

  • Date Published

    31 December 1969

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

  • Pages

    2006-08-28 pages

  • ISBN

Book Description

Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from all sides, Triumph Forsaken, first published in 2007, overturns most of the historical orthodoxy on the Vietnam War. Through the analysis of international perceptions and power, it shows that South Vietnam was a vital interest of the United States. The book provides many insights into the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 and demonstrates that the coup negated the South Vietnamese government's tremendous, and hitherto unappreciated, military and political gains between 1954 and 1963. After Diem's assassination, President Lyndon Johnson had at his disposal several aggressive policy options that could have enabled South Vietnam to continue the war without a massive US troop infusion, but he ruled out these options because of faulty assumptions and inadequate intelligence, making such an infusion the only means of saving the country.

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