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Vietnam in Iraq Tactics, Lessons, Legacies And Ghosts
Vietnam in Iraq Tactics, Lessons, Legacies And Ghosts
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415405638
  • ISBN: 0415405637
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publisher: Routledge

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More than most post-1970 conflicts involving US forces, the conflict in Iraq has been fought out against a background of frequently invoked memories from the era of the Vietnam War. The essays in this book offer a series of perspectives on connections and parallels between the Vietnam War and the 2003 invasion of, and current conflict in, Iraq. The contributors particularly examine the impact of the Vietnam analogy on the War in Iraq, assessing the military tactical lessons learned from the Vietnam War and exploring the influence and persistence of its legacy in US politics, culture and diplomacy. The volume holds up to original interrogation some commonly held assumptions about historical analogy and several distinguished authorities on the Vietnam War era, in particular, offer their thoughts on the value and applicability of Vietnam-Iraq parallels. If most contributions point out some obvious dissimilarities between the two eras, notably the transformed post-Cold War international environment, the similarities, particularly those relating to the problems of cultural misunderstanding, are also apparent. Vietnam in Iraq will be of great interest for all students and researchers of the Iraq War, strategic studies, international relations and American politics.Ryan, David is the author of 'Vietnam in Iraq Tactics, Lessons, Legacies And Ghosts', published 2006 under ISBN 9780415405638 and ISBN 0415405637.

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