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Is Iraq Another Vietnam?

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Published by PublicAffairs .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Military - Iraq War,
  • International Relations (Specific Aspects),
  • U.S. Political History,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Iraq,
  • USA,
  • Vietnam,
  • Military - United States,
  • Military - Iraq War (2003-),
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Causes,
  • Iraq War, 2003-

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8820714M
    ISBN 101586484133
    ISBN 109781586484132


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Is Iraq Another Vietnam? by Robert K. Brigham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Is Iraq another Vietnam. The question is the title of a new volume by Robert K. Brigham, a history professor at Vassar College who co-authored another Vietnam book with former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara.

He is among a plethora of bloggers, /5(4). Is Iraq another Vietnam. The question is the title of a new volume by Robert K. Brigham, a history professor at Vassar College who co-authored another Vietnam book with former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara.

He is among a plethora of bloggers, Cited by: 2. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy. His fellowships include the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for Humanities.

Brigham is author or co-author of nine books, among them Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Power (PublicAffairs, ) and Argument Without End (PublicAffairs, ).Pages: Book Summary Critically looks at the many differences and striking similarities between the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War and its ongoing war in Iraq.

Genres:Author: Robert Brigham. Since the first days of the Iraqi invasion, supporters of the war have cautioned the public not to view this conflict as another Vietnam.

They rightfully point to many important distinctions. There is no unified resistance in Iraq. Is Iraq another Vietnam?. [Robert K Brigham] -- Critically looks at the many differences and striking similarities between the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War and its ongoing war in Iraq.

Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. IS IRAQ ANOTHER VIETNAM. “Bush accepts Iraq-Vietnam Comparison”—served as a headline for ABC news on 18 October President Bush, when asked if he agreed with columnist Tom Friedman, who had claimed in New York Times that the situation in Iraq may be equivalent to the Tet offensive in Vietnam almost 40 years ago, responded by saying “he could be right.”.

Though Is Iraq Another Vietnam. only comes in at pages, not counting the pages for the acknowledgments, notes, and index, Robert K. Brigham nonetheless presents a learned and intriguing look at similarities and differences between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, backing up his conclusions with hard evidence.

This is a valuable addition to. Robert Brigham, Author, Robert K. Brigham, Affairs $24 (p) ISBN   'Is Iraq Another Vietnam?' With President Bush traveling to Vietnam, people are again comparing the Vietnam War to the current situation in Iraq. Book Review: Robert K.

Brigham, Is Iraq Another Vietnam. (New York: Public Affairs,pp., $ hbk.) Show all authors. Kim McKechney. Kim McKechney. Book Review: Vietnam Revised. Show details. The "Vietnamization" of Cambodia Show details. Book reviews: Anatomy of a war: Vietnam, the United States and the modern historical.

Iraq Is Not Another Vietnam. J / AM / The Nation He served on the LBJ White House Staff and is the author of a forthcoming book tentatively titled.

Iraq is not Vietnam. The war in Iraq, some 40 years after the Vietnam conflict, is different both quantitatively and qualitatively. In the late s and early s, the ranks of the U.S. military. By Robert K.

Brigham The following text is a collection of excerpts from Professor Robert K. Brigham’s recently released book, Is Iraq Another Vietnam. The war in Iraq is now a major conflict, costlier in lives and treasure than any other U.S.-led war since   The Iraq War, as Heather Marie Stur tells us, should not be lumped together with the Vietnam War as blindly and repeatedly as many seem wont to do.

Although the two military. In terms of troop deployments, the most comparable year of Vietnam to Iraq is has another parallel with InCongress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution which granted the president the authority to use military force in Vietnam.

The language and timing are very similar to the resolution Congress passed authorizing the. Marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Ron Nessen relfects on the lessons of the Vietnam War forty years after the Tet offensive and My Lai massacre.

"The juxtaposition of. It seems that every sizable U.S. military campaign evokes the question whether it will turn into another Vietnam. With U.S.-led forces in Iraq battling insurgents on a daily basis — and mounting casualties and war costs — can the Iraq of be compared to the Vietnam of the s.

Since the first days of the Iraqi invasion, supporters of the war have cautioned the public not to view this conflict as another Vietnam. They rightfully point to many important distinctions. There is no unified resistance in Iraq/5. But, how alike are Iraq and Vietnam really. In Vietnam, the country was split into two halves and North Vietnam had a large & experienced army with popular support in the North.

Eventually, North Vietnam was able to conquer the South after Democrats in Congress cut off supplies and air support to our former allies and left them to be slaughtered. Yesterday, I posted my picks for the best histories of the Vietnam those books all provide excellent analyses of the war, another way to understand U.S.

involvement in Vietnam. There was a time when all I knew of Vietnam war books was Tim O’Brien’s, The Things They Carried, a book that prompted the laconic entry in my book journal, “This book destroyed me.” One of the things I loved so much—and that broke my heart so cleanly—about The Things They Carried was that it reminded me of another beloved war book, Slaughterhouse-Five, in that both books are.

The new American militarism: How Americans are seduced by war The Iraq Study Group Report Is Iraq another Vietnam The primacy of policy and the " trinity " in Clausewitz's mature thought Jan   I served in South Vietnam as a civilian foreign aid worker.

While I was there, on JanuNorth Vietnam and the Viet Cong launched a simultaneous attack on all the major cities in South Vietnam.

Shortly thereafter, President Lyndon Johnson threw in the towel and announced that he would not be a candidate for reelection that year. The proportion of overall IED injuries was higher (60%) in Iraq and Afghanistan than in Vietnam (15%).

However, this was due to fewer overall casualties. IEDs accounted for about 3, deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, versus 8, in Vietnam.

In Vietnam, our aircraft could still be shot down. We lost ab planes and helicopters. A similar contest will determine whether Iraq is one day remembered as another Vietnam.

• Mark Moyar is the author of "Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam. "All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it. Michael Herr, author of Dispatches From the launch of the "Shock and Awe" invasion in Marc Leading historians tease out the connections between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War and point to the /5(1).

Comparisons of Vietnam and Iraq, two wars that could not be more different, is a case in point. The military objective in Southeast Asia was to insure a free, independent South Vietnam. We failed. An ongoing subtext in the war with Iraq is whether the situation will turn into "another Vietnam" for the United States -- that is, a war with high U.S.

casualties and little obvious progress toward. Comparing the Vietnam War to the intervention in Iraq is fraught with diffi culties because the wars are so different. For example, in terms of scale the US commitment in Vietnam was much greater both in troop numbers (half a million to ,), and deaths (58, to 2,); the terrain of Iraqi desert is very different to Vietnamese delta, highlands and paddy fi elds; the political.

Agent Orange in Vietnam Tuan V. Nguyen. Iraq, Another Vietnam. Consider Cambodia Ben Kiernan and Taylor Owen. My Lai and the American Way of War Crimes Gareth Porter.

The Indonesian Domino Clinton Fernandes. “So Many People Died”: The American System of Suffering, – Nick Turse. From the headlines, a reader could not be blamed for thinking that Afghanistan is a wall-to-wall disaster for the United States, another Vietnam about which we must admit defeat and get out.

A truly expansive history (or study) of the Iraq war (perhaps best commissioned by a government agency besides the military) would admit to the much broader failures of the U.S.

adventure in Iraq. The book “is a classic tale, life-affirming and updated for the modern age,” Terrance Maitland wrote in the New York Times Book Review. THE KILLING ZONE: MY LIFE IN THE VIETNAM WAR. by Frederick Downs Jr., Downs, who served as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam, wrote three memoirs.

The Killing Zone, his first, is one of the best of the. THE MOST important question concerning Iraq nowadays seems to be whether the latter is another Vietnam or not. I would mention some reasons why Iraq is shaping up to be worse than Vietnam for the United States of America. Unlike Vietnam, America has no way out of Iraq without paying a heavy strategic price.

The final book on your list of books about the Vietnam War is Days. This was a book I read before I went to Vietnam and it was written by an army doctor who wasn’t even there. I think he was in Japan. But what he did was he interviewed the people he was treating and it was one of the great examples of breaking through the statistics.

Americans have become negative about the war in Iraq more quickly than they did for the Vietnam War. It took more than three years before a majority of Americans said it was a mistake to send troops to Vietnam, a state of affairs reached within a year and three months of the inception of the Iraq war.

However, the percentage of Americans mentioning Iraq as the nation's most important problem. Another Vietnam Parallel In Iraq. By Brittney Andres In the narrative of Vietnam embraced by the officer corps — and popularized in books such as Sorley's —.

Americans want desperately for Iraq to be viewed as another Vietnam. On its face, this may seem a highly counterintuitive proposition. Why, one might ask, would a nation that lost more t of its young men and women during a failed war in Southeast Asia desire a repeat performance in the Middle East.

"Iraq was the single worst strategic mistake in American history," said Al Gore, in a famous statement recently echoed by Senator Harry Reid. But -- if truth be told -- Vietnam is probably the winner in that dismal sweepstakes. O American soldiers lost their lives in the jungles of Vietnam for nothing.

As many as three million people. It will never be another Vietnam, Iraq will always be Iraq. To always make historical analogy is a dangerous thing since every situation is unique and if one tries to avoid making the mistakes of the past one is bound to make other collosal blunders instead.

Pundits, journalists, and scholars are once again comparing the conflict in Iraq to the Vietnam War. After the U.S. invaded Iraq inobservers began drawing the analogy in .As was Vietnam, the War in Iraq was founded on lies.

It was conceived in the waning days of the first Bush administration when the “crazies” as they were called — Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle — were talking about taking over the Middle East.