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Interview With Leslie H. Gelb, 1982 [electronic resource]

by Richard Ellison and Leslie Gelb
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Leslie Gelb served in the Defense Department in the late 1960s and later worked as a correspondent for the New York Times. He describes tensions within the Defense Department and recalls Robert McNamara's 1967 testimony that the bombing of North Vietnam was not working as a turning point. He discusses how America's lack of knowledge about Vietnam and its people shaped diplomacy. Finally, he describes inaccurate calculations on the part of General Westmoreland and how the Pentagon measured military success.
Release Date
1983
Run Time
36 min.
Language
This edition in English
Notes
Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 5, 2012).
Series
American History in Video
Vietnam : A Television History
Published
Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 1983.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (video file (36 min.)) : sound, color.
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