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Grab their belts to fight them : the Viet Cong's big-unit war against the U.S., 1965-1966

Author: Warren Wilkins
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
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Unlike most books on the Vietnam War, this book draws on a wealth of Communist sources about the conflict to craft an authentic and accurate account of the conflict from the enemy perspective. It also recounts how the Communist strategy reflected the desire to crush South Vietnam quickly and decisively with their strategy of "big unit"combat, not guerrilla warfare. Detailed in the opening stanza of the Communist war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Wilkins
ISBN: 9781591149613 1591149614
OCLC Number: 681488948
Description: xvi, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Viet Cong --
Origins, infrastructure, and organization --
On the field of battle --
Generating friction --
pt. 2. The big-unit war : 1965 --
Strategic debates and decisions --
Van Tuong --
An Ninh and the Ia Drang Valley --
The B2 front --
Cong Truong 9 enters the fray --
The die is cast --
pt. 3. The big-unit war : 1966 --
An inauspicious beginning --
Winter-spring battles : region 5 --
Winter-spring battles : the B2 front --
pt. 4. Epilogue --
The big-unit war and the road to Tet --
Attitudes and adversaries.
Responsibility: Warren Wilkins.
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