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Vietnam Reconsidered: Correcting Conventional Wisdom About the War

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM

About the Lecture: This lecture will discuss the importance of correcting the Vietnam War’s record, which was misconstrued by the war's adversaries who used false and inaccurate information to oppose the war. A historically accurate record is critical in guiding contemporaneous military and political leaders in making strategic and military decisions. Colonel Coffman will examine the following areas when correcting conventional wisdom about the Vietnam War: The origins of the Vietnam War The ideology and politics of the enemy The ways in which each side fought the war Whether the Vietnam War could have been won in any meaningful way About the Speaker: Colonel Richard Coffman worked 31 years as an Analyst and Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, and he retired from the Marine Corps as Colonel after 30 concurrent years of active duty and reserves service. He has been an executive director for a graduate school in intelligence and security located in Washington, D.C., and he chairs a discussion group of former national security leaders and professionals in Langley, VA. Additionally, Colonel Coffman has advised U.S. federal agencies on terrorism and 9/11 operations, formed and managed two private sector companies in high tech applications and maritime, and been a media commentator and analyst on intelligence, counterterrorism, and security matters.

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