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Table of contents for Argument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy / Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham.



    CONTENTS
    
   Preface                                 				    xi
   Biographical Sketches of Participants in the U.S.-Vietnamese Dialogue  xiii
   Maps                               					  xxiv
    
   1
    The Theme and Structure of the Book                                      1 

   2
    Enemies: Washington's and Hanoi's Mindsets
    by Januarv 1961                     				    21
   
   3 
    The Evolution of Washington's and Hanoi's
    Mindsets, 1945-1960					                    61
   
   4
    A Neutral Solution: Was it Possible? 				    99
    

   5
    Escalation 1961-1965      					           151
    

   6
    Negotiating Initiatives, 1965-1967:
    Why Did They Fail?                      				   219

   7
    U.S. Military Victory in Vietnam:
    A Dangerous Illusion?                   				   313

   8
    Learning from Tragedy:
    Lessons of Vietnam for the Twenty-First Century  			   373
    
    APPENDIX A
    Additions to History: Corrections to the Historical Record, 1945-1968  399
    
    APPENDIX B
    Three Alternative U.S. Strategies in Vietnam:
    A Reexamination Based on New Chinese and Vietnamese Sources     	   409

    APPENDIX C
    Participants in "The Vietnam War Reexamined. Its History
    and Lessons",a Conference in Bellagio, Italy, July 27-31, 1998  	   421

    Notes                                   				   423
    Photograph credits                      				   455
    Acronyms                                				   457
    Acknowledgments                         				   459
    Index                                   				   463