This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: '"Two cultures, one grounded in military history and institutions, the other, founded in the political and social milieu of post-Second World War America, diverged over the Vietnam War," argues Schwab in his examination of the evolution of civil-military relations in the American government over the course of the war. This clash between these two ideologies and cultures resulted in a situation where military solutions to the conflict became irreconcilable with political solutions, forcing strategic and operational compromises that led inexorably to defeat for the United States and damage to both the military and wider civilian cultures.'-Reference & Research Book News. Codice inventario libreria
The Vietnam War was in many ways defined by a civil-military divide, an underlying clash between military and civilian leadership over the conflict's nature, purpose and results. This book explores the reasons for that clash―and the results of it.
The relationships between the U.S. military, its supporters, and its opponents during the Vietnam War were both intense and complex. Schwab shows how the ability of the military to prosecute the war was complicated by these relationships, and by a variety of nonmilitary considerations that grew from them. Chief among these was the military's relationship to a civilian state that interpreted strategic value, risks, morality, political costs, and military and political results according to a different calculus. Second was a media that brought the war―and those protesting it―into living rooms across the land.
As Schwab demonstrates, Vietnam brought together two leadership groups, each with very different operational and strategic perspectives on the Indochina region. Senior military officers favored conceptualizing the war as a conventional military conflict that required conventional means to victory. Political leaders and critics of the war understood it as an essentially political conflict, with associated political risks and costs. As the war progressed, Schwab argues, the divergence in perspectives, ideologies, and political interests created a large, and ultimately unbridgeable divide between military and civilian leaders. In the end, this clash of cultures defined the Vietnam War and its legacy for the armed forces and for American society as a whole.
Schwab's account of civil-military relations during the Vietnam War demonstrates the distinctive institutional and ideological perspectives that divided the military from the rest of civil society, including the executive and legislative branches, the media, and others in civilian life, arguing that this gulf complicated and compromised military and political efforts and led ultimately to defeat.
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