Let's hope for it a bit more often.
The Insanity Defense Case of Tony Kiritsis
The Death Penalty Case of Larry Hicks
How An Innocent Person Was Nearly Executed
The Valentine's Day Mass Murder Case of Roger C.
My M.A. thesis regarding the legality of United States military intervention
in Vietnam is available HERE.
(It is in .pdf format, which requires the free Adobe
Acrobat Reader to open. It is 148 pages long, including appendices,
and weighs in at a rather hefty 14 Mb.) Note well
that this is the copyrighted property of the author. However, permission
to download and store one copy per person is hereby granted to individuals
who wish to read it. Permission to reproduce up to 10 pages of the
thesis is granted to any person or entity who wishes to use those pages for
any educational purpose whatever, profit or non-profit, so long as those
pages are properly attributed to the author by using the citation indicated
at the end. Any other use of my thesis is strictly forbidden without
my express written consent.
In particular, I commend the thesis to those who wish to learn the critical
background history to United States military involvement in Vietnam. After
all, legal issues cannot be properly considered without a clear understanding
of their historical contexts; hence, the most salient facts are carefully
discussed and documented. In particular, I direct attention to the sections
treating of (A) the First Indochina War up to Geneva Agreements of 1954,
(B) the failure to hold mandated nation-wide elections in 1956 and the consequences
of that, (C) the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and (D) the limits on presidential
Please cite my thesis as follows: Stanton, N. (1969). Vietnam and
the law: a critical analysis of the Department of State's March 4, 1966,
legal brief on American aid to the Republic of Vietnam. Unpublished
master's thesis, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Retrieved [insert
month, day, and year here], from http://occasionaljustice.com/StantonMAThesisReVietnam.pdf.
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