CIA and Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes, 1962-1968

CIA and Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes, 1962-1968

by Harold P. Ford
     
 

Reviews the Intelligence Communitys analytic performance during the chaotic Vietnam era, with particular focus on the efforts of CIA analysts. Offers a candid view of the CIAs intelligence assessments concerning Vietnam during three episodes between 1962 & 1968 & the reactions of senior U.S. policymakers to those assessments. Shows that CIA analysts had a firm grasp…  See more details below

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Reviews the Intelligence Communitys analytic performance during the chaotic Vietnam era, with particular focus on the efforts of CIA analysts. Offers a candid view of the CIAs intelligence assessments concerning Vietnam during three episodes between 1962 & 1968 & the reactions of senior U.S. policymakers to those assessments. Shows that CIA analysts had a firm grasp of the situation in Vietnam & expressed doubts that heightened U.S. military pressure alone could win the war. Contrary to the opinions voiced by Robert McNamara & others, this volume illustrates the expertise CIA officers brought to the Vietnam question. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788183317
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
167

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