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Defend and befriend : the U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Author: John Southard
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defend and Befriend is the first comprehensive study of Americans assigned to Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam. Tracing the development as well as the implementation of the program, author John  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Southard
ISBN: 9780813145266 0813145260 0813145279 9780813145273
OCLC Number: 858901756
Description: xvi, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolution of combined action platoons --
Combined Action Platoons, Green Berets, and mobile advisory teams --
Becoming a Combined Action Platoon Marine --
Life in a Combined Action Platoon --
Popular Forces in Combined Action Platoons --
The Combined Action Program and U.S. military strategy in Vietnam.
Other Titles: U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam
Responsibility: John Southard.

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-John Southard brings a scholarly perspective to a Vietnam War Marine counterinsurgency program that hitherto hasbeen discussed primarily by Marine Corps historians.- -- VVA Books --Southard has Read more...

 
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