Book Discussion on The Vietnam War Files

Mr. Kimball talked about his book, The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon Era Strategy (University Press of… read more

Mr. Kimball talked about his book, The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon Era Strategy (University Press of Kansas; November 2003). In the book, the author compared the Nixon administration’s public statements on the war in Vietnam with now declassified government records. Specific issues addressed during this discussion were the idea that Nixon and Kissinger were looking for “peace with honor” in Vietnam, the claim that détente with China and the Soviet Union helped bring an end to the war, the idea that the war was prolonged because of the American anti-war movement and the press, and the argument that Nixon and Kissinger pursued a decent-interval solution for the war. After Mr. Kimball’s presentation, Mr. Patterson commented on the book. Then both men responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Jeffrey P. Kimball Professor Miami University (Ohio)->History Department
  • Christian F. Ostermann Project Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Cold War International History Project
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Book Discussion on The Vietnam War Files

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180039-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 24, 2004
Last Aired:
May 11, 2009

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  • Jan 24, 2004 | 10:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 25, 2004 | 7:42pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 29, 2004 | 8:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 19, 2007 | 12:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 10, 2009 | 12:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 10, 2009 | 6:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2009 | 12:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2009 | 6:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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