Perils of Dominance is the first completely new interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It provides an authoritative challenge to the prevailing explanation that U.S. officials adhered blindly to a Cold War doctrine that loss of Vietnam would cause a "domino effect" leading to communist domination of the area. Gareth Porter presents compelling evidence that U.S. policy decisions on Vietnam from 1954 to mid-1965 wer...
By Gareth Porter
Paperback: 421 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (September 20, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2350087
Format: PDF Text djvu book
This book provides an interesting and, I believe, valid rationale about how we got into the war. In a nut shell, the author contends that our overwhelming military dominance in the 1950-60 led us to believe we could get away with most anything. The