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Aid Under FireNation Building and the Vietnam War$
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Jessica Elkind

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165837

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.001.0001

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“Ears of Stone”

“Ears of Stone”

(p.211) Conclusion “Ears of Stone”
Aid Under Fire

Jessica Elkind

University Press of Kentucky

The conclusion argues that, even after many aid workers came to doubt the wisdom of unwavering support for the authoritarian regime in Saigon, American policy makers refused to heed their advice or change course in Vietnam.It summarizes the key findings of the book while considering parallels between American efforts in Vietnam and US interventions in other parts of the world.Finally, it suggests some of the legacies of nation building and modernization in South Vietnam.

Keywords:   Policy makers, Foreign policy, Nation building, Modernization

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