Read Chapters 25 and 26 along with the information provided on Dissenting Opinion on Vietnam by George Ball. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
- What specific problems does Ball identify that ultimately would make U.S. escalation in Vietnam unsuccessful?
- What is Ball’s advice concerning an appropriate U.S. policy toward Vietnam? What does he suggest is the best solution?
- Does the memo accurately predict the outcome of the Vietnam War?