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Defend and befriend : the U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Author: John Southard
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After relatively successful military interventions in Iraq in 1992 and Yugoslavia in 1998, many American strategists believed that airpower and remote technology were the future of U.S. military action. But America's most recent wars in the Middle East have reinforced the importance of counterinsurgency, with its imperative to ""win hearts and minds"" on the ground in foreign lands. In both Iraq and Afghanistan, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Southard, John, 1980-
Defend and befriend.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
(DLC) 2014005216
(OCoLC)858901756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Southard
ISBN: 9780813145273 0813145279 9780813145280 0813145287
OCLC Number: 880580240
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The evolution of combined action platoons --
Combined Action Platoons, Green Berets, and mobile advisory teams --
Becoming a Combined Action Platoon Marine --
Life in a Combined Action Platoon --
Popular Forces in Combined Action Platoons --
The Combined Action Program and U.S. military strategy in Vietnam.
Other Titles: U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam
Responsibility: John Southard.

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This unique study counters prevailing stereotypes and provides a new perspective on the American infantryman in the Vietnam War.  Read more...

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"This book adds a great deal to the significant debate about how the United States waged the war in Vietnam. Southard skillfully questions the wisdom of the war of attrition, while at the same time Read more...

 
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