A Tale of Two Quagmires
Iraq, Vietnam, and the Hard Lessons of War
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Tale of Two Quagmires by Kenneth J. Campbell
Book DescriptionIs Iraq becoming another Vietnam? Author Kenneth Campbell received a Purple Heart after serving 13 months in Vietnam. He then spent years campaigning to get the US out of the war. Here, Campbell lays out the political similarities of both wars. He traces the chief lessons of Vietnam, which helped America successfully avoid quagmires for thirty years, and explains how neoconservatives within the Bush administration cynically used the tragedy of 9/11 to override the "Vietnam syndrome" and drag America into a new quagmire in Iraq. In view of where the U.S. finds itself today -- unable to stay but unable to leave -- Campbell recommends that America re-dedicate itself to the essential lessons of Vietnam: the danger of imperial arrogance, the limits of military force, the importance of international and constitutional law, and the power of morality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594513527
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth J. Campbell
Tale of Two Quagmires, Hardback (April 2007)
A close look at the similarities between Vietnam and Iraq by a Vietnam vet, Purple Heart recipient, and antiwar protestor.
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Author Biography - Kenneth J. Campbell
Kenneth J. Campbell is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Genocide and the Global Village (Palgrave 2001).
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