By L. Roselle

ISBN-10: 1349535907

ISBN-13: 9781349535903

ISBN-10: 1403983607

ISBN-13: 9781403983602

Roselle analyzes how political leaders of robust states use media to give an explanation for army defeats. The circumstances of the us in Vietnam and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan spotlight the position of significant strength identification, family politics, and media constitution.

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I don’t know whether those [Pentagon] men have ever [calculated] whether we can win with the kind of training we have, the kind of power, and . . ”13 In addition, Johnson felt that he was being personally tested as well, saying to Doris Kearns: For this time there would be Robert Kennedy . . telling everyone . . that I had let a democracy fall into the hands of the Communists. That I was a coward. An unmanly man. 14 During the remainder of 1965, American troop levels continued to rise and as they did Vietnam became an American war.

There are great stakes in the balance. Most of the non-Communist nations of Asia cannot, by themselves and alone, resist the growing might and the grasping ambition of Asian communism. Our power, therefore, is a very vital shield. If we are driven from the field in Viet-Nam, then no nation can ever again have the same confidence in American promise, or in American protection. 37 The conflict in Vietnam was part of a larger conflict against Communism, and the United States, due to its abundance of power, was required to be a shield for the rest of the world.

67 Johnson also tended to show little concern for relationships with the press. 68 News organizations had to have at least some time for planning and logistics, but Johnson made himself available when it suited him, making it difficult for journalists to anticipate important briefings, news conferences, or last minute meetings. ” Bill Moyers replaced George Reedy as press secretary in July and there was a reassessment of media coverage of the administration’s policy. Over dinner on August 3 and then lunch the next day, a group met to discuss the nature of the problem and how to address the issues involved.

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