The Vietname War In "America's Australia: Australia's America" And "Into The Dark House"


The Vietname War in "America's Australia: Australia's America" and "Into the
From 1961-1975 the United States, Australia, Korea and New Zealand
represented the Free West democracies, engaged in a conflict against a
communist revolution in Vietnam. A conflict which according to JFK was of
utmost importance, for Kennedy Vietnam represented the " cornerstone of the
free world in southeast Asia." Joseph. M. Siracusa ( two books), McMahon
and D.J.Dennis explore different areas of the Vietnam War in the following
works, "Into the Dark House", "America's Australia : Australia's America",
"Major Problems of the Vietnam War" and "One Day at a Time" (respectively).
Siracusa brings a distinctive ...

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deals with this concept in fourteen tightly
written and easily comprehendable Chapters. This results in identifying the
problems and the outcomes associated with the War. The outcomes of these
problems associated with the War primarily manifested themselves on the
battlefield not in the sheltered walls of the decision makers.
D.J.Dennis's Vietnam diary takes an in-depth look at the effects of policy
on the battlefield focusing on the Australian Soldier . These four books
provide a comprehensive and unique perspective on the Vietnam War.

Vietnam, located at 108 degrees latitude and 13 degrees North
longitude is a small and meagre economic actor of Southeast Asia. It is
surrounded by the South China Sea, Laos and Kampuchea. In spite of its
diminutive geographical status, it can receive credit for humbling the
Worlds greatest superpower, the United States. Numerous books, studies and
seminars have been held on the reasons, outcomes and justification of the
American involvement in ...

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in which the other views its partner is vastly different.

On the 6th May 1964, the United States Ambassador Lucious D Battle
asked Australian Secretary for External Affairs, Sir Arthur Tange to show
Australian presence in Vietnam. A request for advisors, supplies and other
support units was met with enthusiasm from an Australian Government looking
to affirm its links with its ANZUS partner. However this enthusiasm
eventually cost Australian and American lives and social harmony. The War
from 1961-April 1975 cost the United States $141 Billion and 58,000 dead2,
while Australia lost 400 men from a force (at its peak) of 8,133 , 3.
Although Australia's contribution was small in the ...

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