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Viney, Mark A

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Mark A Viney
United states cavalry peacekeepers in bosnia : an inside account of operation joint endeavor, 1996 by Mark A Viney( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide

A foot in the door General Earle Wheeler's plan to invade North Vietnam by Mark A Viney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide

LTC Mark A. Viney, the Director of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, synthesizes new oral history with recently declassified documents to provide a fresh perspective on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Earle G. Wheeler, who as a senior strategist during the Vietnam War, consistently advocated an offensive strategy for victory over North Vietnam. The centerpiece of General Wheeler's strategy was Operation Mule Shoe, a heretofore unknown Joint Chiefs of Staff operation plan for a limited invasion, or "lodgement", into southern North Vietnam to reduce enemy sanctuary areas above the demilitarized zone. Primarily intended to reveal new information about a heretofore unknown aspect of Joint Chiefs of Staff activity, this presentation also challenges perceptions of General Wheeler and his JCS colleagues as derelict, passive accomplices to civilian mismanagement of the war.
Quarterhorse in Bosnia 1996 a case study of American stability operations in the post-Cold War era by Mark A Viney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide

Commencing in December 1995, Operation Joint Endeavor sought to implement a peace agreement concluding a bloody, ethnically motivated civil war in Bosnia. Over 57,000 NATO Soldiers participated in the year-long operation, which was the first-ever ground operation conducted by NATO and the largest military operation in Europe since World War Two. The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry (Quarterhorse) was one of the first combat units of NATO's Implementation Force (IFOR) to enter Bosnia, where it played a pivotal role in the international effort to mend that nation still smoldering from three and a half years of brutal civil war. Despite the mountainous terrain, bad weather, tens of thousands of land mines, the periodic threat of terrorist attack, and the political imperative to minimize American casualties, Quarterhorse upheld the peace in one of the most challenging parts of the American sector. A useful case study of stability operations during the Age of Interventions (1989-2001), the American experience in Bosnia contributed to the development of military leaders who would go on to lead combat and stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.