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The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

Author: Gordon L Rottman; Duncan Anderson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2008.
Series: Battle orders, 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides detailed information about how US Army units operated in America's longest war. Special Forces veteran Gordon L. Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalion and the units that supported them, their training, armament, equipment and organization down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon L Rottman; Duncan Anderson
ISBN: 9781846032394 1846032393
OCLC Number: 190967872
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Combat mission --
Unit organization: Organizational principles ; Unit designation practices ; The divisions ; Separate brigades ; Maneuver battalions ; Armored cavalry ; Small infantry units ; Artillery units : Other units ; "Corps" troops --
Tactics --
Weapons and equipment: Weapons ; Equipment ; Combat status ; Lessons learned --
Chronology.
Series Title: Battle orders, 33.
Responsibility: Gordon L. Rottman ; consultant editor, Duncan Anderson.

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"This book provides detailed information about how US Army units operated in America's longest war. Special Forces veteran Gordon L. Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalion and the units that supported them, their training, armament, equipment and organization down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with how replacements were trained and integrated into units. Also considered are artillery, armored fighting vehicles, transport, logistics, the complex chain of command, and combat operations."--Jacket.

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