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The Tet Offensive : a concise history

Author: James H Willbanks
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives, James Willbanks claims Hanoi won a strategic victory. The offensive proved that America's progress was grossly overstated and caused many Americans and key presidential advisors to question the wisdom of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willbanks, James H., 1947-
Tet Offensive.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607881060
Online version:
Willbanks, James H., 1947-
Tet Offensive.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)631997711
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Willbanks
ISBN: 9780231128414 023112841X 9780231128407 0231128401
OCLC Number: 67361263
Description: xxvii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude --
Border battles, hill fights, and Khe Sanh --
The Tet Offensive --
The Battle for Hue --
The Siege of Khe Sanh --
The impact of the Tet Offensive --
Assessing the Tet Offensive --
Motivations and objectives of the Tet Offensive --
Military intelligence and surprise at Tet --
What happened at Hue? --
Why Khe Sanh? --
Tet and the media --
Tet and American military strategy --
Chronology, 1967-68 --
The Tet Offensive A to Z --
Documents --
Resources.
Responsibility: James H. Willbanks.
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