LARRY BERMAN is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Among his many articles, books, and presentations two of his most famous are Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam ( 1982) and Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam ( 1989). He is currently working on a history of the war in Vietnam after 1973.
ROBERT BRIGHAM is Assistant Professor at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, where he worked with George C. Herring. He has conducted a significant amount of research on the Vietnam War in Hanoi and Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh City) and has received generous funding from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences Committee of Viet Nam, the University of Kentucky, and Vassar College. He is the author of several essays on the war and Vietnamese archives and is currently working on a book about the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam.
PETER BRUSH is contributing editor of the Viet Nam Generation, a journal of recent history and contemporary issues. He has taught history and political science at Clinton Community College and Empire State College in Plattsburgh, New York. He has authored several articles on the military history of the Vietnam War. In 1968 he served in a heavy mortar battery at Khe Sanh combat base in Vietnam.