HIS 415 Week 6 DQs
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How Diplomacy Involves Saving Face (graded)
The class lectures and readings from Dr. Moss book speak about how presidents get personally invested in the results of their work, and how that investment impacts the decisions they make. Presidents do not, however, engage in diplomatic negotiations directly. They send ambassadors and negotiators who may be as senior as the Secretary of State, in the example of Dr. Henry Kissinger at the Paris Peace Talks. Diplomats also get personally involved. They get involved with their own desires for career success, as well as their desires for positive outcomes for their own countries. Doing poorly and conceding often requires that negotiators not be embarrassed, that is, that they save face for themselves personally and for their governments at home. Lets start this discussion with the famous leaders mentioned so far in the course: In the Week 6 readings you see their own need to save face for themselves and their countries. What are some of the great examples shown so far of saving face on the part of diplomats? What does saving face mean in diplomatic situations?
Welfare of Those Who Serve (graded)
By 1968, over one million Americans were stationed outside the United States on their countrys business, wearing the uniform and trying to accomplish the missions of their commander-in-chief. Of that number, over a half million served in and near Vietnam, with that number capped at 549,500 in April 1968.
Vietnam assignments in country were generally limited to thirteen months fixed duration. Service members reported in and departed individually on fixed departure dates called DEROS (date of rotation) rather than with their whole unit together.
How can we assess the impact that deploying individually rather than by unit had on those who served those tours? How might that differ between those who had joined the Army voluntarily and those who had been conscripted for service by the Selective Service System?