Prelude to the invasion[ edit ] Gen. It was revealed that a biological weapons BW program in Iraq had begun in the early s with help from the U. The investigation concluded that there was no evidence the program had continued after the war.
Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Presidential Decisions for War: Retrieved Sep 27 from https: John Hopkins University Press, Gary Hess, distinguished research professor of history at Bowling Green State University, has written a valuable book on three wars waged by the United States in the second half of the twentieth century: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.
Each of these wars was undeclared, limited, fought against minor powers in regions unfamiliar to the American public, and highly controversial both at the time and afterward. In each war, the president believed that using military force was necessary to preserve international order, that waging a smaller war would prevent a larger one, that U.
Bush in the U. Historical memory, particularly the important "lesson of the s" of the necessity of "nipping aggression in the bud," dominated the thinking in the Oval Office. Each president, with vivid memories of fighting fascist aggression in World War II, sought to avoid another Munich and the accusation of appeasement.
He seeks to "recreate the sense of crisis [in the White House]--the historical moment when issues of war and peace were in the balance The issue of congressional authority in war making is one of the most important in the book.
Hess gives relatively high marks to President Bush who asked for congressional authorization to fight Desert Storm, but he also criticizes him for arguing that he did not need it and delaying in seeking it. Finally, Hess points out that the wars "largely defined each of these presidencies" p.
Truman is largely remembered for the U.
The stalemated Korean War was an important factor that influenced Truman not to stand for reelection inthe Vietnam War was pivotal in driving Johnson out of office, and Bush, who unlike Truman and Johnson received widespread acclaim for his leadership in the Gulf War, is now remembered unfavorably for ending the war much too soon and leaving Saddam Hussein in power.
Presidential Decisions for War includes a lengthy bibliographic essay, which reflects both the strengths and weaknesses of the book.
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Hess has drawn from an impressive array of official government sources, biographies, and scholarly journals that for the most part are mainstream. He gives just a passing nod to what he calls the "leftist perspective.
On the Korean war, for example, Hess should have addressed some of the major points raised in books by I.
Such works challenge traditional assumptions about the Korean War: Similar criticism can be levied against Hess for his treatment of presidential decisions leading to U.
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The hidden history of the Korean War. Copyright Gale, Cengage Learning.deliberative policymaking with the Persian Gulf War, while the other three case studies will stand as warnings for future presidents of how personal characteristics and leadership qualities can produce a perceivably ill-suited decision-making process.
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The Vietnam War greatly changed America forever. It was the longest war fought in America’s history, lasting from to The Vietnam War tarnished America’s self image by becoming the first time in history the United States failed to accomplish its stated war aims, to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government.
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Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq (The American Moment) second edition Edition5/5(2). Bush's close involvement with Gorbachev and the Soviet Union overlapped the biggest headline event of his presidency—the Persian Gulf War waged by an international coalition under American leadership to compel Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein to end his country's aggression against Kuwait. Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq (The American Moment) - Kindle edition by Gary R. Hess. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq (The American Moment).5/5(2).
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