Chapter 20: Lifting the Veil

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Annual Review of Political Science, June 2003 Vol. 6: 181-204; recruitment of South Viet Nam students

Chester Cooper, The Lost Crusade: America in Vietnam (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970)

Lloyd Gardner, Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam (Chicago, Il: Ivan R. Dee, 1995)

Edward G. Lansdale, In the Midst of Wars: An American’s Mission to Southeast Asia (New York: Harper and Row, 1972)

George McT. Kahin, Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam (New York: Knopf, 1986)

Joseph G. Morgan, The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997).

Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (New York: Random House, 1988)

Louis B. Zimmer, The Vietnam War Debate: Hans J. Morgenthau and the Attempt to Halt the Drift Into Disaster (Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2011)



ALL notes correspond to the endnotes in Patriotic Betrayal, supply additional information or evidence, and should be read together.

Note 24: SNCC threat: See Fanon Che Wilkins, “The Making of Black Internationalists: SNCC and Africa before the launching of Black Power,” The Journal of African American History 92:4 (Fall 2007): 468-471. Wilkins dates the solidarity between SNCC and the African struggle to SNCC’s founding in 1960. The tension between SNCC and NSA seems to have developed in 1964-65, as SNCC became more militant.

Note 67 American Friends of Vietnam (ARVN): Joseph G. Morgan (The Vietnam Lobby) describes ARVN as “a partner of US government.” ARVN was formed in 1955 to support General Ngo Dinh Diem. In 1965, the group coordinated strategy with Chester Cooper, the White House/CIA official on the Vietnam Task Force, who summoned Charles Sweet to defend Johnson administration policy before the NSA congress.

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