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The Resource RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era, Mai V. Elliott

RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era, Mai V. Elliott

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RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era
Title
RAND in southeast Asia
Title remainder
a history of the Vietnam War era
Statement of responsibility
Mai V. Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era, from the period preceding the dispatch of U.S. troops, to the most intensive combat years, to the Tet Offensive of 1968, to the end of the war in 1975. The author draws on interviews with RAND staff who were involved in research in the region, the hundreds of studies that RAND produced on these topics, and documentary sources outside RAND to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times, conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved, and recounts their personal stories and experiences. Elliott assesses both the extent to which RAND's research influenced U.S. policies and decisionmakers during the war and the effect that the war had on RAND--culminating with the release of the Pentagon Papers, which became a national controversy in 1971"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DID
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1941-
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Elliott, Duong Van Mai
Dewey number
959.704/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558.2
LC item number
.E44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rand Corporation
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Military planning
Label
RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era, Mai V. Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "RAND Investment in People and Ideas."
  • "CP-564-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-652) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RAND: the beginning -- A remote corner of the world: the beginning in Vietnam -- "What makes the Viet Cong tick?" -- Escalation and airpower -- Controversy -- The many aspects of the war -- The Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands -- The Tet Offensive -- Pacification and Vietnamization -- THe Pentagon Papers -- The end of the war -- Laos and Thailand: sideshows -- Diversification
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 672 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
RAND in southeast Asia : a history of the Vietnam War era, Mai V. Elliott
Publication
Note
  • "RAND Investment in People and Ideas."
  • "CP-564-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-652) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RAND: the beginning -- A remote corner of the world: the beginning in Vietnam -- "What makes the Viet Cong tick?" -- Escalation and airpower -- Controversy -- The many aspects of the war -- The Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands -- The Tet Offensive -- Pacification and Vietnamization -- THe Pentagon Papers -- The end of the war -- Laos and Thailand: sideshows -- Diversification
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 672 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote

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