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So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos

William J. Rust


This book discusses the formulation and execution of US foreign policy in Laos during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Based on documents from the US National Archives, the Kennedy Library, the Library of Congress, and other public and private collections of primary sources, the book provides an intimate look at the diplomacy, intelligence operations, and military actions that led to the 1962 Geneva accords. It also examines the rapid breakdown of that agreement, the response of the Kennedy administration to the collapse of the Geneva solution, and the consequences of that response not only ... More

Keywords: Foreign policy, Laos, John F. Kennedy, Vietnam, 1962 Geneva agreement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144764
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Rust, author