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Title Interview with Richard C. Holbrooke [2], 1982 / by Richard Ellison and Richard Holbrooke.
Imprint Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, 1983.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (video file (38 min.)) : sound, color.
Series American history in video
Vietnam : a television history
Note Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 5, 2012).
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
This edition in English.
Subject Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010 -- Interviews.
Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam -- 1963-1969.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
United States.
Genre Interviews.
Nonfiction television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Summary Between 1963-1966 Richard Holbrooke completed diplomatic service first as a provincial representative for the Agency for International Development (AID), then as Staff Assistant to Ambassadors Maxwell Taylor and Henry Cabot Lodge. Holbrooke talks about his work in Vietnam, the assessments he had to complete and how the information he gathered while on the ground in Vietnam differed from that which we received from the United States Government. He refers to this as the "Credibility Gap;" the making of decisions by the US Government on incorrect information. Holbrooke also states that the most tragic mistake made by the United States Government was that it could "bleed an Asian communist enemy into the point of fading away." He then begins to recall when his perceptions about Vietnam began to change and how he believed that the United States was becoming a dependency for the Vietnamese.
Other Author Ellison, Richard, producer Producer.
Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010, interviewee (expression), speaker. Interviewee. Speaker.