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Lunch and Learn - Ryan Floyd, Lander University

May 29, 2020

Escaping the Quagmire: Military Escalation and Diplomacy during the Vietnam Conflict

The Vietnam war was a limited conflict that US Presidents and their advisors hoped would persuade North Vietnam to the negotiating table. By avoiding an all-out war American troops on the ground found themselves limited in their capabilities while the enemy was emboldened to keep fighting.