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Combat operations : staying the course, October 1967 to September 1968

Author: Erik B Villard; Center of Military History,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office 2017.
Series: CMH pub, 91-15.; United States Army in Vietnam.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : First printingView all editions and formats
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Staying the Course describes the twelve-month period when the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies embarked on a new and more aggressive strategy that shook the foundations of the South Vietnamese state and forced the United States to reevaluate its military calculations in Southeast Asia.--Provided by publisher.
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Villard, Erik B.
Combat operations
(OCoLC)1019806505
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik B Villard; Center of Military History,
ISBN: 9780160942792 0160942799 9780160942808 0160942802
OCLC Number: 1003641483
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2018-0104-P.
"PIN : 202298-000"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xxv, 748 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One: Opening Battles --
A question of momentum. Westmoreland's strategy for 1968 ; The chain of command ; The U.S. Army in Vietnam ; The South Vietnamese Armed Forces ; The enemy ; Hanoi's decision to launch a general offensive-general uprising --
Opening moves: Battles north and west of Saigon. Planning the dry season offensive ; The other side of the hill ; The Battle for Loc Ninh ; Second wave at Song Be and Bo Duc ; Thunder Road ; Screaming Eagles ; Assessing the campaign north of Saigon ; Tropic Lightning strikes at War Zone C ; The situation at the beginning of the new year --
Protecting the Heartland. Binh Duong and Hau Nghia provinces ; Gia Dinh: a province in transition ; East of Saigon ; Opening Highway 1 ; Long An province ; Taking stock --
Operations in the Mekong Delta. Taking the offensive ; Firebase CUDGEL ; CORONADO IX ; Supporting the South Vietnamese government ; The Delta at year's end --
Across the Central Highlands. New threats in the highlands ; The battle begins, 2-6 November ; The Allied counteroffensive, 7-15 November ; Into the Dak Klong Valley ; The pursuit continues: 15-18 November ; Hill 875: 18-24 November ; Results and interpretations ; Good neighbors in the highlands --
Defending the Central Coast. Pacification support in Binh Dinh ; Battling the Yellow Star Division ; Fighting for Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces ; Defending Southern II Corps ; The balance sheet --
Reinforcing I Corps. The struggle for the Que Son Basin ; The 2d Division attacks ; The Battle for Quang Tin and Quang Ngai provinces ; The balance sheet in I Corps --
The gathering storm. Enemy preparations for Tet ; Warning signs ; Khe Sanh besieged ; Allied expectations. Part Two: The General Offensive Begins --
Tet unleashed. First strikes on the Central Coast ; Clashes in Binh Dinh ; Hard fighting in the highlands ; Initial fighting in Southern I Corps ; The thrust at Da Nang ; Conclusion --
Saigon embattled. The capital military region on alert ; Attacks downtown ; The Battle for Tan Son Nhut Air Base ; The Joint General Staff compound ; Cholon and the Phu Tho Racetrack ; Battles on the periphery of Saigon ; Battles outside of Saigon ; Assessing the cost --
Mekong firestorm. The Delta in flames ; The Mobile Riverine Force to the rescue ; Firebase JAEGER ; CORONADO XI ; The post-Tet situation in IV Corps --
Fighting in the Northern Provinces. The assault on Quang Tri City ; Target: Hue ; A city besieged: 31 January-1 February ; Enter the cavalry: 2-10 February ; Going on the attack in the Triangle and the Citadel: 2-10 February ; West of Hue: 11-20 February ; Stalemate in the Citadel: 11-20 February ; The final push: 20-25 February ; Aftermath. Part Three: Thrust and Parry --
Reverberations. The communist perspective ; The view from Saigon ; America reacts ; Whither from here? The reinforcement debate --
The allies strike back. Restoring security in Central III Corps ; Regaining the initiative in the Northern Mekong ; Operations on the Central Coast ; Patrolling the highlands ; The American Division in Southern I Corps ; The My Lai Massacre ; A sense of urgency --
To Khe Sanh and the A Shau. Operation CARENTAN ; Operation PEGASUS ; Into the A Shau Valley --
The general offensive renewed. Fighting on the demilitarized zone ; Safeguarding Hue ; The Fall of Kham Duc ; Ambush in Binh Dinh province ; Renewed pressure at Ben Het and Dak Pek --
Mini-Tet in Saigon. Opening clashes to the east and north of Saigon ; The fight on the western outskirts, 5-12 May ; The Battle for South Saigon, 7-12 May ; Saigon: interlude and the second phase, 13 May-7 June ; Assessing the May offensive --
A summer of attrition. Continuity and change in I Corps ; Operations in II Corps ; II Field Force and the approaches to Saigon --
Thwarting the third wave. Allied preparations ; The Battle for Tay Ninh begins ; The offensive widens ; Fighting continues in Tay Ninh province ; The September phase ; Conclusion --
An evolving war.
Series Title: CMH pub, 91-15.; United States Army in Vietnam.
Other Titles: Staying the course, October 1967 to September 1968
Responsibility: by Erik B. Villard.

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Staying the Course describes the twelve-month period when the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies embarked on a new and more aggressive strategy that shook the foundations of the South Vietnamese state and forced the United States to reevaluate its military calculations in Southeast Asia.--Provided by publisher.

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