The Two Vietnam Wars: American Perceptions of the Use of Force

TitleThe Two Vietnam Wars: American Perceptions of the Use of Force
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsTierney, Dominic
JournalPolitical Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell)
Volume133
Issue4
Pagination641 - 667
Date Published2018///Winter2018/2019
Abstract

The article discusses the various perceptions in the U.S. regarding the Vietnam war where millions of antiwar activists condemned the immorality of the campaign and marched in favour of withdrawal and many Americans urged an escalation of the war in pursuit of victory. Topics include how the campaign in Vietnam evolved from a complex mixture of conventional war and insurgency toward a conventional interstate contest and how the support for the war in Vietnam declined since Americans increasingly saw the conflict as a civil war.

Short TitlePolitical Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell)