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Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Jessica Elkind


Aid Under Fire explores American nation building and modernization efforts in South Vietnam during the decade leading up to the full-scale ground war.Beginning in the mid-1950s, American nation builders traveled to southern Vietnam, eager to help establish a permanent non-Communist state that would advance US interests in Asia.Ignoring the political concerns of the majority of the Vietnamese people, they supported the South Vietnamese government through a massive program of military, economic, and technical assistance.Based on American and Vietnamese archival sources, this book tells the story ... More

Keywords: South Vietnam, Nation building, Modernization, Aid workers, Vietnam War, International development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813165837
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Elkind, author
San Francisco State University