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From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security
In 1974, John P. "Jack" Murtha became the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. In the nearly three decades since then, Congressman Murtha has been intimately involved with governmental decisions about America's national security and foreign policy, adding his unique perspective to international affairs while faithfully representing Pennsylvania's twelfth distr ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published February 3rd 2003 by Penn State University Press
(first published February 2003)
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An interesting look at the last 35 years of American foreign policy by a marine combat veteran of Vietnam who has served in Congress since 1974; and often used by the leadership of both political parties as a member of Congressional study groups sent on the ground to look at the situation in Lebanon in the 1980's; Kuwait in the early 90's; Somalia in the mid 90's Bosnia in the late 90's and Iraq since the invasion. Tends to support belief that History and government bureaucracies tend to repeat ...more