Operation Vulture

Operation Vulture

by John Prados
     
 

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Here is the shocking, true, and complete story of Operation Vulture, a plan designed by President Eisenhower and his top advisers that came within a hairbreadth of implementation. Operation Vulture provided for major U.S. involvement in Vietnam a decade earlier than it actually happened: heavy bombing missions�including the use of tactical nuclear bombs
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Here is the shocking, true, and complete story of Operation Vulture, a plan designed by President Eisenhower and his top advisers that came within a hairbreadth of implementation. Operation Vulture provided for major U.S. involvement in Vietnam a decade earlier than it actually happened: heavy bombing missions�including the use of tactical nuclear bombs, large-scale commitment of ground troops, and probable war with the People�s Republic of China. Author John Prados recreates a series of frantic behind-closed-door secret meetings and confrontations among the most famous cold-warriors: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, and many more. Including newly declassified material, Operation Vulture offers the complete story of the event that almost caused the United States to enter the war in Vietnam in 1954.

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ISBN-13:
9780743486729
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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