Talk:Paul D. Harkins

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:57, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Awotter (talk) 00:47, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Add to controversy?[edit]

I think there is a lot to fault the media for in the Vietnam War. But I was surprised to see this in the oral history* that Gen. Paul Harkins, Gen. Westmoreland's predecessor in Vietnam, gave to the LBJ Library: "Halberstam was a Jew, and he didn't like Diem." (Part 1, p. 26) The implication was that Halberstam was driven by an anti-Catholic bias. Novel theory of why we lost the Vietnam War, to say the least.

Gen. Harkins explains why we lost the Vietnam War: Halberstam was Jewish --Posted By Thomas E. Ricks Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:57 AM

  • oral history link [1]

--Pawyilee (talk) 03:59, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Having searched for "Jew" in the PDF, I think the controversy lies in Ricks mind, not Harkins.

Adding back removed source material[edit]

I undid 2 edits removing sourced material. Removing material that balances out an article (imo) should be discouraged with out discussion on the talk page.Awotter (talk)