Analogies at War Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965

ISBN-10: 0691025355
ISBN-13: 9780691025353
Edition: 1992
Authors: Yuen Foong Khong
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/5/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

From World War I to Operation Desert Storm, American policymakers have repeatedly invoked the "lessons of history" as they contemplated taking their nation to war. Do these historical analogies actually shape policy, or are they primarily tools of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies not merely to justify policies but also to perform specific cognitive and information-processing tasks essential to political decision-making. Khong identifies what these tasks are and shows how they can be used to explain the U.S. decision to intervene in Vietnam. Relying on interviews with senior officials and on recently declassified documents, the author demonstrates with a precision not attained by previous studies that the three most important analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam choices. A special contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to support his argument about how humans analogize and to explain why policymakers often use analogies poorly.

S. Neil MacFarlane is Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University and Professional Fellow at St. Anne's College.Yuen Foong Khong is John G. Winant University Lecturer in American Foreign Policy and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University.

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
The Argument
Analogical Reasoning in Foreign Affairs: Two Views
The AE Framework
America's Vietnam Options
The Cases
Containment, Analogies, and the Pre-1965 Vietnam Decisions
Korea
Dien Bien Phu
Munich and the 1930s
The Implications
The Psychology of Analogical Reasoning
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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