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The Resource Presidential decisions for war : Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq, Gary R. Hess

Presidential decisions for war : Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq, Gary R. Hess

Label
Presidential decisions for war : Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq
Title
Presidential decisions for war
Title remainder
Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Gary R. Hess
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Following World War II, Americans expected that the United States would wage another major war against a superpower. Instead, the nation has fought limited wars against much weaker states, such as North Korea, North Vietnam, and Iraq. This revised and updated edition of Presidential Decisions for War analyzes the means by which four presidents have taken the nation to war and assesses the effectiveness of each president's leadership during those conflicts. Gary Hess recreates the unfolding crises in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq to probe the reasons why Presidents Truman, Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush and their advisors decided in favor of war. He compares the performance of the commanders-in-chief and evaluates how effectively each understood U.S. interests, explored alternatives to war, adhered to constitutional processes, and built congressional, popular, and international support. A new conclusion points out, that unlike the administrations of Truman, Johnson, and the elder Bush, George W. Bush's White House actively sought to change the international order through preemptive war and aggressive democracy building. Fully revised and featuring an examination of how each of the presidents learned from history and juggled the demands on diplomacy, this comparative study of presidential war-making elucidates how effective executive leadership-or its absence-directly affects the outcome of wars
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Hess, Gary R
Dewey number
355.02/097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.H495 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The American moment
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Bush, George
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Bush, George
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Military policy
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Presidential decisions for war : Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq, Gary R. Hess
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([291]-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series editor's foreword -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: Presidential leadership and international crises -- 1: Harry S Truman and the Korean crisis: "We can't let the U N down" -- 2: Harry S Truman as Commander in Chief: decision by indecision -- 3: Lyndon B Johnson and the Vietnam crisis: "America keeps her word" -- 4: Lyndon B Johnson as Commander in Chief: the strategy of wishful thinking -- 5: George H W Bush and the Persian Gulf crisis: "This aggression will not stand" -- 6: George H W Bush as Commander in Chief: the imperatives of coalition warfare -- 7: George W Bush and the second crisis with Iraq: "Time is not on our side" -- 8: George W Bush as Commander in Chief: history overpowers ideology -- Conclusion: Four presidents and their wars -- Bibliographical essay -- Index
Control code
549515032
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 329 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)549515032
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Presidential decisions for war : Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq, Gary R. Hess
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([291]-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series editor's foreword -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: Presidential leadership and international crises -- 1: Harry S Truman and the Korean crisis: "We can't let the U N down" -- 2: Harry S Truman as Commander in Chief: decision by indecision -- 3: Lyndon B Johnson and the Vietnam crisis: "America keeps her word" -- 4: Lyndon B Johnson as Commander in Chief: the strategy of wishful thinking -- 5: George H W Bush and the Persian Gulf crisis: "This aggression will not stand" -- 6: George H W Bush as Commander in Chief: the imperatives of coalition warfare -- 7: George W Bush and the second crisis with Iraq: "Time is not on our side" -- 8: George W Bush as Commander in Chief: history overpowers ideology -- Conclusion: Four presidents and their wars -- Bibliographical essay -- Index
Control code
549515032
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 329 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)549515032
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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