PO 355 U.S. Foreign Policy
Due March 15th, in class
No late papers accepted
Winning in Vietnam
In an essay of roughly 2000 words, evaluate the American involvement in Vietnam, focusing on the question of whether the war was “winnable.” To get at this question, address the following issues: How was the war similar or different to previous U.S. attempts at “containment”? What were the key mistakes the U.S. made, in your view? What where the key turning points of U.S. involvement? Why did the U.S. lose the war? You must define what you mean by U.S. victory in Vietnam in order to successfully complete this assignment.
Use the Hunt (entire), La Feber (chs. 9-11), and Ferguson (ch. 2) books, as well as lecture material, for the major issues and events of the war.
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