Feb 11, 2012,
I just noticed this email today that I had overlooked. My research focused on Korea’s impacts on the decisions of 1965, but I am sure that getting later information would be helpful. I was particularly curious as to how the air war might have been perceived later on, such as during the Nixon years. My impression was that some of the limitations that McNamara and others belatedly realized, were realized by the Nixon campaign by 1968 (I recall the book “Catch the Falling Flag,” by Richard Whalen).
From: Jeffrey Kimball
Date: December 21, 2011
Subject: Re L. S. Robinson, "Did Stalemate Equal Victory?"
I humbly suggest that Prof. Robinson’s analysis would profit from reading my following works on this subject, each based on extensive research in primary and secondary sources.
Jeffrey P. Kimball, Prof. Emeritus, Miami University
Nixon’s Vietnam War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. Pp. xvi, 511, illus.
The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004. Pp. xvii, 352, illus. (translated into Vietnamese and published in Hanoi by Nhan Dan press, 2007)
“How Wars End: The Vietnam War.” Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research 20 (April 1995): 181-200.
“The Panmunjom and Paris Armistices: Patterns of War Termination.” Chap. 5 in America, The Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives. Edited by Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach. Washington, D.C.: German Historical Institute, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
"The Nixon Doctrine: A Saga of Misunderstanding." Presidential Studies Quarterly 36, 1 (March 2006): 59-74.
"Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War: The Paradox of Disengagement with Escalation," chapter 6 of The Columbia History of the Vietnam War, ed. David L. Anderson (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), 217-243.
"Sticks and Carrots, Fighting and Talking, Stalemate and Compromise." Review of Edward C. Keefer and John M. Carland, eds. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Vietnam, January-October 1972. Volume VIII. Washington, DC: United States Government Publication Office, June 2010. http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v08. H-Diplo, 23 November 2011. Stable URL: http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/FRUS/PDF/FRUS5.pdf