Brothers in Arms: A Journey from War to Peaceby William Broyles

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Brothers in Arms: A Journey from War to Peace by William BroylesReview by: Gaddis SmithForeign Affairs, Vol. 64, No. 5 (Summer, 1986), p. 1116Published by: Council on Foreign RelationsStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20042809 .Accessed: 14/06/2014 07:58Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .Council on Foreign Relations is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to ForeignAffairs.http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 195.34.79.174 on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:58:34 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=cfrhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/20042809?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp1116 FOREIGN AFFAIRS the Diem regime, with American acquiescence, ended all hope of a viable middle between the reactionaries of Saigon and the communists. BROTHERS IN ARMS: A JOURNEY FROM WAR TO PEACE. By William Broyles, Jr. New York: Knopf, 1986, 283 pp. $17.95. In 1969 the author was a marine lieutenant in heavy combat in Vietnam. After a decade and a half as an accomplished journalist and editor in the United States, he made an extended visit to Vietnam in 1984. This en thralling book interweaves his memories of the war with an account of the Vietnamese, former enemies and "brothers in arms" with whom he talked during his visits to Hanoi, Saigon (hardly anyone calls it Ho Chi Minh City), and scenes of former battles. He received a very human and touching welcome, even while the Vietnamese were making it clear that they could not forget or forgive. MORALITY, REASON, AND POWER: AMERICAN DIPLOMACY IN THE CARTER YEARS. By Gaddis Smith. New York: Hill and Wang, 1986, 237 pp. $17.95. The author draws on memoirs of policy participants and a range of other nondocumentary materials to provide a clear and readable survey of the major foreign policy challenges faced by the Carter Administration. While not offering strikingly new interpretations, the study effectively underscores the steady shift in national mood and priorities that complicated Carter's domestic political environment, analyzes the personality and policy conflicts that steadily grew during the Carter years, and illustrates the evolution in emphasis from morality to power. He argues that Carter was unsuccessful in two of the three fronts critical for political success in foreign policy? successfully identifying himself with U.S. moral goals but failing to persuade the public that he had strengthened the economy of the nation or its military security. To some extent this was due to bad luck, poor timing, and complex and difficult foreign policy challenges, but the author firmly places much of the responsibility on the character and personality of the President himself. Paul H. Kreisberg THE UNCERTAIN CRUSADE: JIMMY CARTER AND THE DILEM MAS OF HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY. By Joshua Muravchik. Lanham (Md.): Hamilton Press, 1986, 264 pp. $18.95. This compact and useful monograph illuminates the problems that all who think about or try to implement human rights policy must confront: inevitable inconsistency, difficulties of definition, the comparative efficacy of carrots and sticks, and the uncertainty of measuring results. The author is a moderate neoconservative. He tempers a generally negative assessment of the Carter record with some praise. MAYDAY: EISENHOWER, KHRUSHCHEV AND THE U-2 AFFAIR. By Michael R. Beschloss. New York: Harper & Row, 1986, 494 pp. $19.95. This is popular history at its best: accessible and fascinating reading for those who know little about the subject; containing enough new material and insight to command the attention of serious scholars. Beschloss tells the story in concentric rings outward from the personal problems of pilot Francis Gary Powers, to the way foreign policy was conducted in the Eisenhower Administration, to the international context of 1960, and This content downloaded from 195.34.79.174 on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:58:34 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspArticle Contentsp. 1116Issue Table of ContentsForeign Affairs, Vol. 64, No. 5 (Summer, 1986), pp. A1-A12, 901-962, A13-A16, 963-1050, A17-A22, 1051-1136, A23-A34Volume InformationFront MatterTerrorism and the Law [pp. 901-922]The British Scene [pp. 923-938]Fundamentalist Muslims between America and Russia [pp. 939-959]Egypt's Crisis, America's Dilemma [pp. 960-980]Nuclear Winter Reappraised [pp. 981-1005]Superpowers and Regional Conflicts [pp. 1006-1025]The War in Afghanistan [pp. 1026-1047]Change in the Soviet Union [pp. 1048-1065]The Reagan Turnaround on Human Rights [pp. 1066-1086]Aquino Takes Charge [pp. 1087-1107]Recent Books on International RelationsGeneral: Political and LegalReview: untitled [p. 1108-1108]Review: untitled [p. 1108-1108]Review: untitled [p. 1108-1108]Review: untitled [p. 1109-1109]Review: untitled [p. 1109-1109]General: Military, Technological and ScientificReview: untitled [p. 1109-1109]Review: untitled [p. 1110-1110]Review: untitled [p. 1110-1110]Review: untitled [p. 1110-1110]Review: untitled [pp. 1110-1111]Review: untitled [p. 1111-1111]Review: untitled [p. 1111-1111]Review: untitled [p. 1111-1111]Review: untitled [pp. 1111-1112]Review: untitled [p. 1112-1112]General: Economic and SocialReview: untitled [p. 1112-1112]Review: untitled [p. 1113-1113]Review: untitled [p. 1113-1113]Review: untitled [p. 1113-1113]Review: untitled [p. 1113-1113]Review: untitled [p. 1114-1114]Review: untitled [p. 1114-1114]Review: untitled [p. 1115-1115]The United StatesReview: untitled [p. 1115-1115]Review: untitled [p. 1115-1115]Review: untitled [pp. 1115-1116]Review: untitled [p. 1116-1116]Review: untitled [p. 1116-1116]Review: untitled [p. 1116-1116]Review: untitled [pp. 1116-1117]Review: untitled [p. 1117-1117]The Western HemisphereReview: untitled [p. 1117-1117]Review: untitled [p. 1117-1117]Review: untitled [p. 1118-1118]Review: untitled [p. 1118-1118]Western EuropeReview: untitled [p. 1118-1118]Review: untitled [pp. 1118-1119]Review: untitled [p. 1119-1119]Review: untitled [p. 1119-1119]Review: untitled [p. 1120-1120]Review: untitled [p. 1120-1120]Review: untitled [p. 1120-1120]Review: untitled [p. 1120-1120]Review: untitled [p. 1121-1121]Review: untitled [p. 1121-1121]The Soviet Union and Eastern EuropeReview: untitled [p. 1121-1121]Review: untitled [p. 1122-1122]Review: untitled [p. 1122-1122]Review: untitled [p. 1122-1122]Review: untitled [p. 1122-1122]Review: untitled [p. 1123-1123]Review: untitled [p. 1123-1123]Review: untitled [p. 1123-1123]Review: untitled [pp. 1123-1124]Review: untitled [p. 1124-1124]Review: untitled [p. 1124-1124]Review: untitled [p. 1124-1124]The Middle EastReview: untitled [p. 1125-1125]Review: untitled [p. 1125-1125]Review: untitled [pp. 1125-1126]Review: untitled [p. 1126-1126]Review: untitled [p. 1126-1126]Asia and the PacificReview: untitled [pp. 1126-1127]Review: untitled [p. 1127-1127]Review: untitled [pp. 1127-1128]Review: untitled [p. 1128-1128]AfricaReview: untitled [p. 1128-1128]Review: untitled [p. 1128-1128]Review: untitled [pp. 1128-1129]Review: untitled [p. 1129-1129]Review: untitled [p. 1129-1129]Review: untitled [p. 1129-1129]Source Material [pp. 1130-1135]Back Matter