Why Vietnam Matters
Rufus Phillips worked on CIA and USAID pacification and counterinsurgency programs in South Vietnam from 1954 to 1964. He later became a consultant for USAID and the State Department and an adviser to Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Rufus Phillips talked about his book, Why Vietnam Matters: Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned (Naval Press Institute; October 15, 2008). He writes about the U.S.'s involvement in Vietnam from 1954 to 1968 and argues that a different outcome was possible in the war. He says that the Kennedy and Johnson administrations failed to develop a popular alternative to the vision presented by the Communists. Following his remarks Mr. Phillips responded to questions from the audience.
Rufus Phillips worked on CIA and USAID pacification and counterinsurgency programs in South Vietnam from 1954 to 1964. He later became a consultant for USAID and the State Department and an adviser to Vice President Hubert Humphrey. close
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