Re: H-Diplo Reactions to Released Records on the Tet Offenesive [Jervis]

Bob, 

My colleague John Prados posted a detailed reaction to the release on the National Security Archive's blog, Unredacted.  You'll get an idea of his opinion from his title: "New Tet Documents? Not So Much"

The article is here: https://unredacted.com/2018/08/07/new-tet-documents-not-so-much/

Best,

Malcolm Byrne
The National Security Archive

Re: H-Diplo Reactions to Released Records on the Tet Offenesive [Jervis]

I started skimming the newly released batch of documents relating to the Tet Offensive, and within minutes I found George Carver, "More Vietnam Numbers Problems," 3 November 1967,
https://www.intelligence.gov/assets/documents/tet-documents/cia/MORE%20V...
in which Carver opened up an interesting can of worms of which I had been unaware.

H-Diplo Reactions to Released Records on the Tet Offenesive [Jervis]

From: Robert Jervis <rlj1@columbia.edu>

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released the first of 3 tranches of records on the Tet Offensive.

The first batch is heavy on CIA records and can be found here:  https://www.intelligence.gov/tet-declassified.

Re: The Myths of Tet

I found reading the entire set of discussions to be interesting, but Prof. Moise's final comments to be the most interesting and informative of all. While I don't always find myself in full agreement with a few of his views, overall I find him to be one of the most balanced and thoroughgoing researchers on the war's history. And being balanced about this history seems to ensure that one will be criticized by both sides of the eternal debate about it. I recommend anyone who finds this topic of interest to examine his final comments, and of course, to read his book.

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