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February 9, 2018

Vietnam War
Lessons From the Tet Offensive

Last month marked the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive. Yesterday I had the good fortune to discuss the lessons of Tet with three experts on the Vietnam War, Frances FitzGerald,…

Tet Offensive

September 2, 2016

United States
Remembering Ho Chi Minh’s 1945 Declaration of Vietnam’s Independence

What if? Those two words are easy to ask, whether about our own lives or world history. But the answers can be haunting—a different choice might have created a better opportunity or prevented a trage…

Ho Chi Minh

June 16, 2016

What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s  “The World Next Week” podcast. Elizabeth Saunders, who is a Stanton nuclear security fellow this year at CFR and …

A visitor looks at a book while standing in front of a giant bookshelf at the book fair in Frankfurt

March 2, 2015

Vietnam
The Best Histories of the Vietnam War

Next Sunday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first American combat troops in Vietnam. It wasn’t a decision that President Lyndon Johnson had planned on making. True, the previous …

Vietnam War Books