Triumph Forsaken

Mark Moyar talked about his book Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965, published by Cambridge University Press. Moderator was John… read more

Mark Moyar talked about his book Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965, published by Cambridge University Press. Moderator was John Norton Moore. Mr. Moyar talked about why he thinks it was important for the U.S. to go to war in Vietnam and examined the build-up to our full-scale involvement in the mid-1960s. He argued that South Vietnam President Diem, who was overthrown in 1963, has been wrongfully characterized in the U.S. as being an incompetent tyrant. He also criticized the coverage of the Vietnam War by David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan and said that Ho Chi Mihn was not a nationalist leader as is commonly believed. After his presentation he responded to questions from members of the audience.

This official book launch took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, Virginia, under the sponsorship of the Center for National Security Law of the University of Virginia. close

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  • Mark A. Moyar Associate Professor Marine Corps University->Command and Staff College
  • Robert F. Turner Co-Founder & Assoc. Director University of Virginia->Center for National Security Law

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Triumph Forsaken

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Program ID:
195949-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 21, 2007 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 07, 2007 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 21, 2007 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2007 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2007 | 2:12pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 24, 2007 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2007 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2007 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 07, 2007 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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