Presidential War Decisions Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Presidential War Decisions
An analysis of U.S. President George W. Bush's war decisions based on Gary R. Hess' book about the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars, "Presidential Decisions for War".
# 72920 | 675 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US

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Using the experiences of Presidents Truman, Johnson, and George H.W. Bush in the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars, this analysis examines some of the mistakes of these presidents and whether or not President George W. Bush has learned anything from those mistakes in his war against Iraq.

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"If the ultimate use of historical knowledge is to avoid repeating mistakes of the past and using past ideas and techniques that have worked well, then President Bush is not ultimately using historical knowledge in the current war against Iraq. Based on the information provided by Gary R. Hess in "Presidential Decisions for War" regarding the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars, President George W. Bush has not learned from the mistakes of predecessors Truman Johnson and George H. W. Bush. Hess maintains that the nature..."

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