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The Resource Eisenhower and Cambodia : diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War, William J. Rust

Eisenhower and Cambodia : diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War, William J. Rust

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Eisenhower and Cambodia : diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War
Title
Eisenhower and Cambodia
Title remainder
diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War
Statement of responsibility
William J. Rust
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Language
eng
Summary
"Although most Americans paid little attention to Cambodia during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, the nation's proximity to China and the global ideological struggle with the Soviet Union guaranteed US vigilance throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia's leader, Norodom Sihanouk, refused to take sides in the Cold War, a policy that disturbed US officials. From 1953 to 1961, his government avoided the political and military crises of neighboring Laos and South Vietnam. However, relations between Cambodia and the United States suffered a blow in 1959 when Sihanouk discovered CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow him. The coup, supported by South Vietnam and Thailand, was a failure that succeeded only in increasing Sihanouk's power and prestige, presenting new foreign policy challenges in the region. In Eisenhower and Cambodia, William J. Rust examines the United States' efforts to lure Cambodia from neutrality to alliance. He conclusively demonstrates that, as with Laos in 1958 and 1960, covert intervention in the internal political affairs of neutral Cambodia proved to be a counterproductive tactic for advancing the United States' anticommunist goals. Drawing on recently declassified sources, Rust skillfully traces the impact of 'plausible deniability' on the formulation and execution of foreign policy. His meticulous study not only reveals a neglected chapter in Cold War history but also illuminates the intellectual and political origins of US strategy in Vietnam and the often-hidden influence of intelligence operations in foreign affairs."--
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Rust, William J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
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  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • United States
  • Cambodia
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • War
  • Cambodia
  • United States
  • Internationale Politik
  • Einflussnahme
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Cambodge
Label
Eisenhower and Cambodia : diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War, William J. Rust
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A shady matter (1958-1959)
  • Stupid moves (1959-1960)
  • Getting along with Sihanouk
  • Definite political problems (1960-1961)
  • Epilogue: forebodings and potential opposition
  • Prologue: plausible denial
  • A shrewd move (1953-1954)
  • Not a happy omen
  • Time for further maneuvers
  • Irresponsible and mischievous actions
  • Change from the top
  • Many unpleasant and difficult things (1957-1958)
  • Numerous reports of plots
Control code
ocn948246966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 348 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813167442
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 917706
  • 5faf31d6-2f77-4f32-8bdc-328f8fe86d60
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948246966
Label
Eisenhower and Cambodia : diplomacy, covert action, and the origins of the Second Indochina War, William J. Rust
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A shady matter (1958-1959)
  • Stupid moves (1959-1960)
  • Getting along with Sihanouk
  • Definite political problems (1960-1961)
  • Epilogue: forebodings and potential opposition
  • Prologue: plausible denial
  • A shrewd move (1953-1954)
  • Not a happy omen
  • Time for further maneuvers
  • Irresponsible and mischievous actions
  • Change from the top
  • Many unpleasant and difficult things (1957-1958)
  • Numerous reports of plots
Control code
ocn948246966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 348 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813167442
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 917706
  • 5faf31d6-2f77-4f32-8bdc-328f8fe86d60
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948246966

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