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A very short war : the Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang

Author: John F Guilmartin, Jr.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 1995.
Series: Texas A & M University military history, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A Very Short War is a unique and compelling account of the Mayaguez-Koh Tang crisis by soldier-historian John F. Guilmartin, Jr. A former air rescue helicopter pilot stationed in Thailand in May 1975, Guilmartin revisits Mayaguez and Koh Tang - and the chaotic events leading up to the affair. He sheds new light on the politics, the tactics, the orders, the high-level decision makers, and the fighting men entangled  Read more...
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Guilmartin, John Francis.
Very short war.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604556047
Online version:
Guilmartin, John Francis.
Very short war.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)630898746
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Guilmartin, Jr.
ISBN: 0890966656 9780890966655
OCLC Number: 32394758
Description: xxi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Prelude: Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind --
2. The Incident --
3. Strategy and Setting --
4. Plans and Preliminary Operations --
5. Assault --
6. Battle --
7. Extraction --
8. Aftermath: Analysis and Lessons --
A. Tactical Communications --
B. The H-53: An Air Force Pilot's Perspective.
Series Title: Texas A & M University military history, 46.
Responsibility: by John F. Guilmartin, Jr. ; foreword by John Keegan.

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"A Very Short War is a unique and compelling account of the Mayaguez-Koh Tang crisis by soldier-historian John F. Guilmartin, Jr. A former air rescue helicopter pilot stationed in Thailand in May 1975, Guilmartin revisits Mayaguez and Koh Tang - and the chaotic events leading up to the affair. He sheds new light on the politics, the tactics, the orders, the high-level decision makers, and the fighting men entangled in a crucial military action that nearly ended in disaster for U.S. forces. Arguing that the Mayaguez-Koh Tang operation demonstrates war's essential unpredictability, Guilmartin deftly explodes many of the popularly held myths that surround the nature of war."--BOOK JACKET.

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