The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-1969

The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-1969

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A balanced overview of Johnson's policies across a range of theatres and issues. Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency was characterised by domestic successes and vilified interational policies. He presided over the advancement of civil rights and educational reform while escalating the disastrous war in Vietnam. Drawing on recently declassified documents and the latest research, this fresh account looks at Vietnam and beyond to Johnson's relations with Europe, NATO and the rest of the world. Colman contends that, although the war in Vietnam could have been prosecuted more effectively, overall Johnson dealt with the world beyond the borders of the United States very capably. In particular, he dealt with successive challenges to the NATO alliance in a skilled and intelligent manner, leaving it politically stronger when he left office in 1969 than it had been in 1963.Theya#39;ll take the war as their weapon . ... Yet domestic concerns undoubtedly did influence the President. ... happened when the communists took power in China in 1949.60 Furthermore, ]ohnsona#39;s worries about a#39;credibilitya#39; probably related not anbsp;...


Title:The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-1969
Author: Jonathan Colman
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2010-09-16
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