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Military strategy in the Third Indochina war : the last Maoist war

Author: Edward C O'Dowd
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the Sino-Vietnamese conflicts of the late 1970s and 1980s, attempting to understand them as strategic, operational, and tactical events. Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War will be of great interest to students of Southeast Asian politics, Chinese security, and military and strategic studies in general."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C O'Dowd
ISBN: 9780415414272 041541427X
OCLC Number: 225494729
Description: x, 234 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Background --
The Chinese political work system --
Narrative --
Hanoi and Beijing on the road to war --
The 1979 campaign --
The battle of Lang Son, February-March 1979 --
Artillery diplomacy: waiting for the "second lesson" --
Explorations --
Crisis in command: the cadre system under stress in the Guangzhou Military Region --
Political work in the 1979 campaign --
Politics versus firepower: the paradox of Maoist tactics --
Conclusion: the legacy of an "incredible, shrinking war" --
Appendix one: principles of the political work system --
Appendix two: principal duties of the political commissar.
Responsibility: Edward C. O'Dowd.

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