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The Way Vietnam Could Have Gone 13

CIA operative Edward Landsdale arrived in Vietnam in 1954 with a mission of winning over the hearts and minds of the people of South Vietnam. Historian Max Boot joins us to talk about how Landsdale’s diplomatic efforts were squashed by the American industrial complex, which he writes about in “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam” (Liveright).