One day in early 1950, as Washington reeled from the twin blows of the communist triumph in China and the Soviet Union's first atomic blast - and as a junior senator from Wiscon
BECAUSE the Vietnam war was the first that the United States unequivocally lost, American treatments of it are often couched as might-have-beens.
One day in early 1950, as Washington reeled from the twin blows of the communist triumph in China and the Soviet Union’s first atomic blast — and as a junior senator from Wiscon
Could it have turned out differently? Even before the guns fell silent in Vietnam, Americans began debating whether an alternate strategy might have brought success in the war.
When the Philippine army was fighting an insurgency by communist Hukbalahap rebels shortly after the second world war, it seized on some clever tactics to get inside its enemies
Edward Lansdale (1908-87) was one of America’s most important military thinkers and practitioners, and yet he is barely known to the wider world.