Ending the Vietnam War A History of America's Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War

ISBN-10: 074321532X
ISBN-13: 9780743215329
Edition: 2003
Authors: Henry Kissinger
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Henry Kissinger's book is an unapologetic response from the man who was at the very heart of American policy-making, privy to every secret, and single-handedly responsible for the negotiations which brought America's role in Vietnam to an ambivalent end.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Years of Renewal and Diplomacy. Dr. Kissinger is currently the chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. Born in Germany and a U.S. citizen since 1943, he lives in New York.

Foreword
America's Entry into the Morass (1950-1969)
Evolution of a Strategy
What the Nixon Administration Found
Groping for a Strategy: The North Vietnamese Offensive and the Bombing of Cambodia
Attempts at a Diplomatic Outcome
Peace Initiatives
The Beginning of Troop Withdrawals
A Secret Meeting
Another Reassessment
The Unpacifiable Doves
A Strategy Emerges
Secret Negotiations and a Widening War
The Secret Negotiations
Special Advisor Le Duc Tho and the First Round of Talks
Laos Interlude
The Overthrow of Sihanouk
Another Major Troop Withdrawal
The Attack on North Vietnamese Sanctuaries
The Cambodian Incursion
The Domestic Travail
The Balance Sheet
Diplomacy and Strategy: From a Cease-fire Proposal to the Interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Madame Binh's Eight Points
The Setting of a Strategy
The Laos Operation
Lam Son 719: The Military Operation
Braving Domestic Opposition
The Negotiations Are Resumed
The South Vietnamese Presidential Election
Revealing the Secret Talks
Hanoi Throws the Dice: The Vietnam Spring Offensive
Diplomatic Maneuvers
What Strategy?
The Showdown
The May 2 Secret Meeting
The Mining and Bombing of North Vietnam
The Summit in the Balance
From Stalemate to Breakthrough
Testing the Stalemate
A Visit to Saigon
Interlude: Meetings of September 15 and 27
The Breakthrough: The October 8 Meeting
The Troubled Road to Peace
Interlude in Paris
Consultation with Thieu
Rumblings
Showdown with Thieu
The Journey Home
"Peace Is at Hand"
Election Interlude
Haig Visits Saigon Again
The Meetings with Le Duc Tho Resume
The Breakdown of the Negotiations
The Christmas Bombing
Negotiations Resume
The January Round of Negotiations
Thieu Relents
Peace at Last
Postlude
A Visit to Hanoi
Enforcement and Aid
The Thieu Visit
Watergate and Enforcement
The Search for Peace in Cambodia
The Aborted Chinese Mediation
The Negotiations Unravel
Ford and Vietnam
The Strangulation of South Vietnam
Hanoi Resumes the Offensive
The End of the Road
The Collapse of Cambodia
The Myth of the Failure to Negotiate on Cambodia
The Final Collapse
Final Note
The End of Vietnam
The Debate over Evacuation
The Search for a Political Solution
The Evacuation
The Last Day
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Notes
Index

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