[[ Reading ]] ➻ To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South Vietnam Author Andrew J. Gawthorpe – Sioril.co.uk

[[ Reading ]] ➻ To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South Vietnam Author Andrew J. Gawthorpe – Sioril.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 300 pages
  • To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South Vietnam
  • Andrew J. Gawthorpe
  • 25 November 2017
  • 9781501712807

To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South VietnamFor Years, The Better War School Of Thought Has Argued That The United States Built A Legitimate And Viable Non Communist State In South Vietnam In The Latter Years Of The Vietnam War, And That It Was Only The Military Abandonment Of This State That Brought Down The Republic Of Vietnam But Andrew J Gawthorpe, Through A Detailed And Incisive Analysis, Shows That, In Fact, The United States Failed In Its Efforts At Nation Building And Had Not Established A Viable State In South Vietnam.Drawing On Newly Opened Archival Collections And Previously Unexamined Oral Histories With Dozens Of U.S Military Officers And Government Officials, To Build As Well As Destroy Demonstrates That The U.S Never Came Close To Achieving Victory In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s Gawthorpe Tells A Story Of Policy Aspirations And Practical Failures That Stretches From Washington, DC, To The Vietnamese Villages In Which The US Implemented Its Nation Building Strategy Structural Factors Which Could Not Have Been Overcome By The Further Application Of Military Power Thwarted U.S Efforts To Build A Viable Set Of Non Communist Political, Economic, And Social Institutions In South Vietnam To Build As Well As Destroy Provides The Most Comprehensive Account Yet Of The Largest And Best Resourced Nation Building Program In U.S History Gawthorpe S Analysis Helps Contemporary Policy Makers, Diplomats, And Military Officers Understand The Reasons For This Failure At A Moment In Time When American Strategists Are Grappling With Military And Political Challenges In Afghanistan, Iraq, And Syria, Revisiting The Historical Lessons Of Vietnam Is A Worthy Endeavor.


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12 thoughts on “To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South Vietnam

  1. says:

    This is a must read for anyone studying the Vietnam War, and instructive for those interested in current nation building and counter insurgency operations in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.This is also the first detailed study I know of to really explore the pacification and nation building efforts in South Vietnam, how it evolved over time, where it was successful, but ultimately why it failed Incorporating an impressive amount of archival research, Gawthorpe gives us a detailed history of nation building, especially of the CORDS program The most fascinating part of this is how nation building only achieved what little success it did when it emulated the communist movement The communists understood partially because it was inherent to their ideology that grass roots movements based on local rural socio political structures and that advocated positive change for those people were the key to building support The South Vietnamese Government GVN , backed by the US, could never match those efforts, hindered in many ways due to a lack of national identity, lack of coherent or attractive ideology, lack of unders...

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