Iraq and Vietnam

Endless Recurrence or Stirrings Still?

Author: David Ryan and David Fitzgerald


In this essay the authors survey eighteen recently published books (see list of books on p. 622) to illuminate and analyze some of the dominant issues addressed in the sub-field of Vietnam-Iraq literature: lessons and analogies, unfinished wars, the rush to war, militarism, public opinion, and the media, deception, counterinsurgency, notions of victory and exit strategies, credibility, and empire.


Countries: Vietnam
Topics: Imperialism

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December 2009
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