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H-Diplo Article Review 588 on “Mao Zedong and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.” Journal of Cold War Studies 15:1

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Re: H-Diplo Article Review 565 on “‘Hiding behind the Humanitarian Label’: Refugees, Repatriates, and the Rebuilding of America’s Benevolent Image after the Vietnam War.” [6 November 2015]

I realize I am very late in offering a comment on Professor Stur's article so I will be brief.
The basis for the "blood bath" argument was the massacre of approximately two thousand
South Vietnamese civilians carried out by the N.L.F during their occupation of Hue during
The Tet Offensive from February to March, 1968 .
On a personal note, I served in the U.S.Army (97th Field Artillery Battalion) and was called up to Saigon during the Offensive)
I did not believe there would be a "blood bath" when the war ended in April, 1975

Paul Dunn

[CORR] H-Diplo Roundtable XVII, 13 on Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic [8 February 2016]

Corrections to the Introduction for this Roundtable:

- John Quincy Adams served as Secretary of State under James Monroe and not James Madison, and he served as as President from
1825-1829, and not 1820-1824.

The original link to the PDF version of the roundtable has been updated. We regret the error.

[Updated] [PDF] H-Diplo Roundtable XVII, 13

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PDF version of H-Diplo Roundtable XVII, 13 on Charles Edel.  Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 2014.  ISBN:  9780674368088 (hardcover, $29.95/£22.95/€27.00).

[Updated on 11 February 2016 to correct details of Adams's dates of service].

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H-Diplo Review Essay 135 on Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976-1991 [10 February 2016]

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Published on 10 February 2016

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Christine Hatzky.  Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976-1991Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.  ISBN:  978-0-299-30104-0 (paperback, $39.95).

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