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Thursday, February, 22, 2018

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam. Max Boot book event, New America DC

International Security Events The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam
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When

February 22, 2018

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

Edward Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and mind” strategy of counterinsurgency. In his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, Max Boot chronicles the methods Lansdale promoted in the Philippines and then in Vietnam, arguing that his visionary policy was crushed by an American military bureaucracy more focused on napalm bombs than winning the trust of the people. Boot draws on dozens of interviews and new documents to shed light on this engaging figure.

Max Boot is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of numerous books in addition to The Road Not Taken, including Savage Wars of Peace and the New York Times bestseller Invisible Armies.
Participants:
Max Boot
Author, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator:
Peter Bergen, @peterbergencnn
Vice President, New America
Director, International Security Program, New America

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