McMaster stresses two elements in his discussion of America's failure in Vietnam: the hubris of Johnson and his advisors and the weakness of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dereliction of Duty provides both a thorough exploration of the military's role in determining Vietnam policy and a telling portrait of the men most responsible. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a fantastically-written book, but I have to admit that I can't read more than 30-50 pages at a time because of how frustrated it makes me. Not the writing, but the content. Read morePublished 2 days ago by L. Hubertus
A well documented discourse on the relationships among key players in the Vietnam conflict. It is amazing that anything got done in the environment of mistrust and inflated egos.Published 9 days ago by D,G.G.
If you like military history read this well written book on leadership.Published 14 days ago by Daniel R. Smee
great book by a General who is moving up in rank and position, good deliveryPublished 15 days ago by John doe
Well written, researched and annotated. Reads well, but the story is so disgusting and disturbing I've actually had to set it aside. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Gage
I always knew that JFK and LBJ had a terribly poor view of their most senior military advisors, but this well documented and supported book exposes just how despicably they both... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Ryan
While I have not yet finished the book it is hard to believe what was going on behind the scenes during the start of the Viet Nam war. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Rogers