By Wayne Bert (auth.)
A research of the key U.S. army interventions in unconventional conflict, this publication seems to be at 4 wars that happened whereas the U.S. used to be a superpower within the post-war WW II interval and one within the Philippines in 1898.
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13 Johnson had a tendency to personalize all issues and to conflate attacks on his policy with attacks on him personally. ” Further, many have noted that Johnson had a strong element of machismo in his worldview. He distinguished between the weak men and the strong; the strong were the doers who made things happen, who were tough and refused to back down. ” This personal insecurity reinforced his intolerance for dissent. He early on was “incredulous” to learn that some people opposed his policy of fully supporting South Vietnam during the cold war.
Bush, and none were more in need of a clear-eyed vision for setting strategy. As Ken Booth put it, “Trying to see the world as others see it, and thereby predict their behaviour, is the central creative act in the business of strategy: this may be seriously distorted by ethnocentrism which involves seeing the other’s world as we see it ourselves” (Booth, 1979:104). These presidents’ policies all too often reflected the world as Americans saw it themselves. There has been much debate over whether or not President Kennedy would or would not have responded to events in Vietnam in the same way that Lyndon Johnson did.
He distinguished between the weak men and the strong; the strong were the doers who made things happen, who were tough and refused to back down. ” This personal insecurity reinforced his intolerance for dissent. He early on was “incredulous” to learn that some people opposed his policy of fully supporting South Vietnam during the cold war. He believed that this was un-American (Logevall, 1999:389–95). None felt this intolerance, in the form of shunning, more than Vice President Humphrey who had dared to suggest criticisms of his president’s policy.