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Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

Ira A. Hunt, Jr.


This book chronicles the efforts of U.S. military and State Department officials after the official ceasefire in Vietnam who argued that severe congressional budget reductions would lead to the ultimate defeat of both Cambodia and South Vietnam. It details the catastrophic effects of reduced funding and of conducting “wars by budget.” These reductions portended the ultimate defeats of both South Vietnam and Cambodia and although the warning signs of potential collapses were definitely evident and reported by USSAG, they were generally ignored by superior headquarters. It highlights how analyti ... More

Keywords: Vietnam War, Cambodia, South Vietnam, U.S. State Department, USSAG, U.S. Congress, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, War by budget

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813142081
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ira A. Hunt, Jr., author