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Drawing the Line: The Origin of American Containment Policy in East Asia
Drawing the Line: The Origin of American Containment Policy in East Asia
By Robert M. Blum
Norton, 1982, 273 pp

This is an interesting historical analysis of how the American government, frustrated over its inability to prevent the Communist victory in China, turned in early 1950 (before the outbreak of the Korean war) to a policy of containment in Indochina.