Apr. 4: The Nixon Doctrine


  Vietnamization, Triangulation

Paterson, American Foreign Relations, pp. 377-402.

Herring, America's Longest War, pp. 271-368.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment, pp. 272-306.

Mann, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (New York: Viking, 2004), pp. ix-xix, 1-78.


Raymond L. Garthoff, Detente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations From Nixon to Reagan (Washington, D.C. Brookings, 1985).

Jeffrey Kimball, Nixon's Vietnam War (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).


Additional Resources:

PowerPoint Presentation

Edwin Moise, "Legacies of the Vietnam War," review of Charles E. Neu's After Vietnam: Legacies of a Lost War, H-Diplo, January 2001.

Qiang Zhai, review of Jeffrey P. Kimball's Nixon's Vietnam War, H-Diplo, May 2000.

Gary Woodard, "To Conceive or Deceive," review of William P. Bundy's A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency, H-Diplo, August 1999.

"Tragedy or Hope," Fairbanks Productions, 1972.
Film directed at campus protestors on "what's right with America."