Event Title

Walking the Tightrope: The United States’ Policy in Vietnam, 1952-1954

Presenter Information

Erin Flynn, Providence College

Location

Slavin Center

Start Date

13-4-2011 12:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2011 12:00 AM

Description

This thesis demonstrates how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations sought to avoid direct intervention in Indochina and halt the spread of communism at the same time. This purpose is achieved through careful analysis of primary and secondary sources, with a particular focus on the primary documentation found in Foreign Relations of the United States: 1952-1954. Through examination of these day-by-day recordings and memos, the futility of pursuing the two conflicting aims becomes clear.

 
Apr 13th, 12:00 AM Apr 13th, 12:00 AM

Walking the Tightrope: The United States’ Policy in Vietnam, 1952-1954

Slavin Center

This thesis demonstrates how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations sought to avoid direct intervention in Indochina and halt the spread of communism at the same time. This purpose is achieved through careful analysis of primary and secondary sources, with a particular focus on the primary documentation found in Foreign Relations of the United States: 1952-1954. Through examination of these day-by-day recordings and memos, the futility of pursuing the two conflicting aims becomes clear.