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Summary Of Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War
Prelude to War - How our Politicians Lead Australia to Vietnam
Underlying Fears - The "Domino Theory" and the Cold War Politics
The Australian/American Alliance
Aspects of America's Vietnam Decisions

Decision to Continue Australian Involvement
Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War
The Decision to Enter Into The War - The Domino Theory
The "Tonkin Gulf Incident"
"Tonkin Gulf Incident" - President Johnson's Message to Congress
Joint Resolution of Congress
The Resolution to Commit American Forces to Vietnam

Australian Involvement in the VN War
Australian Involvement (1/3) Australian Involvement (2/3)
Australian Involvement (3/3)
An Australian Protesters Perspective

  1. Garnett "Bill" Bell and George J. Veith. POWs and Politics: How Much does Hanoi Really Know.
  2. Anne Blair. " 'Get Me Ten Years': Australia's Ted Serong in Vietnam, 1962-1975."
  3. John M. Del Vecchio. The Importance of Story: Individual and Cultural Effects of Skewing the Realities of American Involvement in Southeast Asia for Social, Political and/or Economic Ends.
  4. Dennis M. Drew. Vietnam, "Wars of the Third Kind" and Air Force Doctrine.
  5. Joe P. Dunn. The State of the Field: How Vietnam is Being Taught.
  6. Bruce Elleman. Sino-Soviet Relations and the February 1979 Sino-Vietnamese Conflict.
  7. Jo Knox and David H. Price. Healing America's Warriors:Vet Centers and the Social Contract.
  8. Col. Joseph P. Martino, USAF (Ret). Vietnam and Desert Storm: Learning the Right Lessons from Vietnam for the Post-Cold War Era.
  9. Mark Moyar. Villager Attitudes During the Final Decade of the Vietnam War.
  10. Barton Meyers. Vietnamese Defense against Aerial Attack.
  11. Jack Shulimson. The Marine War: III MAF in Vietnam, 1965-1971.
  12. Sedgwick Tourison. Let's Sell The Bones : The Marketing of America's Missing In Action.
  13. Sedgwick Tourison. Military Intelligence in Southeast Asia, 1970- 1975.
  14. Michael E. Unsworth. A Lesson Not Leasrned: The MACV "ANSWER MACHINE." (Abstract only).
  15. Kim Weitzman. The Relevance of the Tonkin Gulf Incidents: U.S. Military Action in Vietnam, August 1964.

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