Walt Rostow, Vietnam, and the future tasks of American foreign policy
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Walt Rostow, Vietnam, and the future tasks of American foreign policy two "second generation" dissents by A. Michael Washburn

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Published by Center of International Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University in [Princeton, N.J.] .
Written in English



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  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-

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Statementby A. Michael Washburn and Willard H. Mitchell.
SeriesPrinceton University. Center of International Studies. Policy memorandum, no. 33
ContributionsMitchell, Willard H., Rostow, W. W. 1916-
LC ClassificationsE744 .W2955
The Physical Object
Pagination45, [14] p.
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5533536M
LC Control Number67009844

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