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Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (9 ratings)
Length: 1,703 pages

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McMaster’s only book, Dereliction of Duty, is a contentious and authoritative look at the controversy concerning the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.

Heavily researched and extremely vetted, basing most of the data on transcripts and personal accounts of key meetings, confrontations, and decisions, McMaster is able to paint a very clear picture of the politics surrounding the war. He pinpoints the exact policies and decisions that led to the United States entering the war, outlines the motivation behind them, and reveals exactly who made those decisions and why.

McMaster is able to focus on a intriguing collection of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy, and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Congress, and the American public.
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Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Book Information

Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (9 ratings)
Length: 1,703 pages

Description

McMaster’s only book, Dereliction of Duty, is a contentious and authoritative look at the controversy concerning the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.

Heavily researched and extremely vetted, basing most of the data on transcripts and personal accounts of key meetings, confrontations, and decisions, McMaster is able to paint a very clear picture of the politics surrounding the war. He pinpoints the exact policies and decisions that led to the United States entering the war, outlines the motivation behind them, and reveals exactly who made those decisions and why.

McMaster is able to focus on a intriguing collection of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy, and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Congress, and the American public.
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