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HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE, AND MEMORY STUDIES

Re: January 2022 New Year Handgrenade

None of the sources to which you give links says that Westmoreland made a trip to Washington during the period between the Tet Offensive and LBJ's famous speech of March 31, 1968, in which LBJ, without mentioning that Westmoreland had asked for a large addition to US strength in South Vietnam, made it pretty clear that he was only going to send a modest addition to US strength.

This confirms me in my belief that no such visit occurred during the period when LBJ was considering Westmoreland's request.

Re: January 2022 New Year Handgrenade

Just a quick online sources search gives the below 4-5 webpages, which indicate date may have been off between March 3 and 7 April 68; this last date given as Gen. Westmoreland in DC.

Essentially the outcome was same as previously mentioned, with number of post-Tet troops being denied.

April might have been the date as weather was good at that time for a tennis match at Ft. McNair on the Sunday it happened.

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
R. Bruce Larson
Reviewer: 
Zayna N. Bizri

Bizri on Larson, 'Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew'

R. Bruce Larson. Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015. 188 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2052-3

Reviewed by Zayna N. Bizri (George Mason University) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Theodore Voorhees Jr.
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Poquette

Poquette on Voorhees Jr., 'The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game'

Theodore Voorhees Jr. The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. vi + 372 pp. $69.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-472-12671-2; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13192-1.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Poquette (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Purnima Bose
Reviewer: 
Joseph Stieb

Stieb on Bose, 'Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror'

Purnima Bose. Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror. War Culture Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020. 234 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978805-98-9

Author: 
Allison S. Finkelstein
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Angelica

Angelica on Finkelstein, 'Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945'

Allison S. Finkelstein. Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945. War, Memory, and Culture Series. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2021. Illustrations. 288 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-2101-7

Author: 
Ankit Panda
Reviewer: 
Gordon Vincent

Vincent on Panda, 'Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea'

Ankit Panda. Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xv + 393 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-006036-7

Reviewed by Gordon Vincent (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)