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This time we win : revisiting the Tet Offensive

Author: James S Robbins
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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James S. Robbins provides an antidote to the flawed Tet mythology still shaping the perceptions of American military conflicts against unconventional enemies and haunting our troops in combat. In his re-examination of the Tet Offensive, Robbins analyzes the Tet battles and their impact through the themes of terrorism, war crimes, intelligence failure, troop surges, leadership breakdown, and media bias.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Robbins
ISBN: 9781594032295 1594032297
OCLC Number: 473655738
Description: viii, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Vietnam, the limited war --
The war and public opinion --
The view from Hanoi --
The light at the end of the tunnel --
Code name: Buttercup --
Intelligence failure --
The embassy attack --
"The shot seen round the world" --
Assessing the broader offensive --
The battle of Hue --
Hue and My Lai --
Khe Sanh --
The Walter Cronkite moment --
Johnson surrenders --
Loan agonistes --
Tet's legacy.
Responsibility: James S. Robbins.

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James S. Robbins provides an antidote to the flawed Tet mythology still shaping the perceptions of American military conflicts against unconventional enemies and haunting our troops in combat. In his re-examination of the Tet Offensive, Robbins analyzes the Tet battles and their impact through the themes of terrorism, war crimes, intelligence failure, troop surges, leadership breakdown, and media bias.

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"History is written by the victors, but eventually the truth comes out." -Bui Diem, former South Vietnamese Ambassador to the US "The Tet Offensive is a standing inspiration to today's terrorists and Read more...

 
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