Political legitimacy: The 1971 Vietnamese Presidential election

Robert HallArticles, Uncategorised, Vietnam War, Vietnamese politics

By Bob Hall 3 October 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Presidential election in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). While debate has swirled around questions of which military strategy was best – Westmoreland’s attrition strategy or Abrams’ pacification strategy[1] – the political strategy has received little attention. Yet the campaign was acknowledged by all participants as essentially … Read More