Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Parallels between United States military intervention in El Salvador and that in Vietnam noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) United States military's defense of involvement in El Salvador examined. [Colonel John WAGHELSTEIN - denies war orientation in region; stresses soc. and economy factors.] General Edward Meyer's response quoted on screen; "On Strategy: A Critical Analysis" of the Vietnam War by Harry G. Summers, Junior noted revered by military brass. Book's condemnation of military for failure in Vietnam noted. [SUMMERS - notes Vietnam war taught military its limitations.] Commonly held myths about United States military in Vietnam debunked by Summers outlined on screen, discussed; Vietnam's impact on United States military's attitude in Central America explained. [SUMMERS - believes there are limitations on United States role.]
REPORTER: David Martin
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.