The Best and the Brightest Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What kind of reports does Halberstam say would come from the head of the U.S. command after his 1962 appointment? (from Chapters 9-10)


What had USAID done in Vietnam at the beginning of Chapter 15? (from Chapters 15-16)


Where was the war going well, at the time when the White House was losing faith in Diem, according to Halberstam? (from Chapters 13-14)


Why did the Americans back down on demands for reform in Vietnam in 1962, in Halberstam's account? (from Chapters 9-10)


What does Halberstam say was Robert McNamara's role in the White House policy discussions? (from Chapters 11-12)

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