Book Discussion on Perils of Dominance

Gareth Porter talked about his book Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, published University of… read more

Gareth Porter talked about his book Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, published University of California Press. Mr. Porter argues that the U.S became involved in the Vietnam War as a step to achieve global dominance. Mr. Porter says that top advisers for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson were eager to go to war in order to exploit the U.S. military advantage over its rivals. The author highlights the similarities between the motives behind U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the current occupation of Iraq. close

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Book Discussion on Perils of Dominance

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 31, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2006

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  • Jul 31, 2005 | 9:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2006 | 4:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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