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The combined action platoons : the U.S. Marines' other war in Vietnam

Author: Michael E Peterson
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive history for the academic reader of the Combined Action Program (CAP) in Vietnam. Created as a response by the U.S. Marines to what was known as the other war in Vietnam, the CAP Program was comprised of platoons each combining a fourteen man marine rifle squad, a navy corpsman, and a platoon of South Vietnamese militia. These CAP units were unique to the war. Their function was to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peterson, Michael E.
Combined action platoons.
New York : Praeger, 1989
(DLC) 88034031
(OCoLC)18874941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Peterson
ISBN: 9780313368332 0313368333
OCLC Number: 527853403
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 148 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acronyms; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 History: Traditions; 3 Beginnings; 4 Expansion: 1966-67; 5 Tet and 1968; 6 1969: Build Up Just to Wind Down; 7 1970-71: The End; 8 Impressions; 9 Civic Action/Community Development: Analysis; 10 Conclusions; Appendix A: The Setting: Map of CAPs in I Corps, January 1970; Appendix B: Diagrams: CAP Organizations and Functions; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Michael E. Peterson.

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This is the first comprehensive history for the academic reader of the Combined Action Program (CAP) in Vietnam. Created as a response by the U.S. Marines to what was known as the other war in Vietnam, the CAP Program was comprised of platoons each combining a fourteen man marine rifle squad, a navy corpsman, and a platoon of South Vietnamese militia. These CAP units were unique to the war. Their function was to capture and hold rather than to search and destroy. While the main forces of the Army and Marines all too often waged war on the Vietnamese hamlets, the CAP marines waged war from the.

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