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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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In 1965, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy for a quick and decisive victory predicated not on guerrilla but big-unit war. Warren Wilkins chronicles the formation, development, and participation of the Viet Cong in the opening phase of the big-unit war and shows how the failure of that  Read more...
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Wilkins, Warren.
Grab their belts to fight them.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010046866
(OCoLC)681488948
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Wilkins
ISBN: 9781612510361 1612510361 1283139650 9781283139656
OCLC Number: 741558696
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Viet Cong. Origins, infrastructure, and organization --
On the field of battle --
Generating friction --
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 --
The big-unit war : 1966. An inauspicious beginning --
Winter-spring battles : region 5 --
Winter-spring battles : the B2 front --
Epilogue. The big-unit war and the road to Tet --
Attitudes and adversaries.
Other Titles: Viet Cong's war against the United States
Responsibility: Warren Wilkins.

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