History | A380 2807 The Vietnam War 10:10-11:00 MW BH013 Cullather
A380 | 2807 | Cullather


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This is the story of American's longest war-the battles, the protests, the
movies, and the political controversies. The Vietnam War was an epic
event, the climax of the cold war and the high water mark of American
power. Students will learn about the experience of combatants on both
sides, the reasoning behind American strategy, and the history of
Vietnam's struggle for independence. The course will also deal with the
war's legacies, its place in popular culture, the military's search for
technological alternatives to ground combat, and the war's economic and
political aftershocks.