Pentagon Papers – The True Reason for the Vietnam War

Memo from Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson November 3, 1965 Subject: Courses of Action in Vietnam Section 1. US strategy: The February decision to bomb North Vietnam and the July approval of Phase I deployments make sense only if they are in support of a long-run United States policy to contain Communist China. …

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The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations

James Bill has written a most valuable and trenchant critique of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the Pahlavi and post-Pahlavi periods. The author has based his study on a great array of sources, including declassified U.S. government documents (plus those "declassified" by the student hostage takers at the U.S. embassy after their assault in November 1979); personal letters and memoranda; interviews with key …

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