From Korea to Vietnam: The Origins and Mindset of Postwar U.S. Interventionism 朝鮮からヴェトナムへ−−戦後米国の軍事干渉の起源と考え方
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Asia -- Relations -- United States, United States -- Relations -- Pacific Area, Diplomatic relations
The wars in Korea and Vietnam were of a piece, directly related by virtue of U.S. global strategy and China’s security concerns. This paper, focusing mainly on the U.S. side in these wars, argues that three characteristics of American policy had enduring meaning for the rest of the Cold War and even beyond: the official mindsets that led to U.S. involvement, the centrality of the China threat in American decision making, and the common legacy of intervention against nationalism and in support of authoritarian regimes. It is part of a continuing Asia-Pacific Journal series on the Korean War on the sixtieth anniversary of its outbreak.
Gurtov, M. "From Korea to Vietnam: The Origins and Mindset of Postwar U.S. Interventionism," The Asia-Pacific Journal, 42-1-10, October 18, 2010.
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