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Vietnam’s Second Front
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Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War

Andrew L. Johns

Abstract

The Vietnam War has been analyzed, dissected, and debated from multiple perspectives for decades, but domestic considerations—such as partisan politics and election-year maneuvering—are often overlooked as determining factors in the evolution and outcome of America's longest war. This book assesses the influence of the Republican Party—its congressional leadership, politicians, grassroots organizations, and the Nixon administration—on the escalation, prosecution, and resolution of the Vietnam War. It also sheds new light on the relationship between Congress and the imperial presidency as they ... More

Keywords: Vietnam War, Republican Party, Nixon, Congress, Kennedy, Johnson, domestic politics, Paris Peace Accords, U.S. foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125725
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125725.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L. Johns, author