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Phoenix and the birds of prey : counterinsurgency and counterterrorism in Vietnam

Author: Mark Moyar
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on declassified documents and interviews with more than one hundred US, South Vietnamese, and North Vietnamese sources, this book dissects the various attempts to eradicate the Viet Cong  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Moyar
ISBN: 9780803216020 0803216025
OCLC Number: 173719156
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface to the Bison Books EditionForeword, by Col. Harry G. Summers, Jr., USA (Ret.)PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART ONE ORIGINS1 Vietnam at War: Before Phoenix2 The Shadow Government and the Viet Cong3 The Shadow Government and the People4 The War against the Shadow Government: Before Phoenix5 The New Attack on the Shadow GovernmentPART TWO INTELLIGENCE6 Targets7 Informants and Agents8 Prisoners: Interrogation, Torture, and Execution9 Ralliers, Documents, and Photographs10 MisinformationPART THREE COORDINATION11 The Challenge: Phoenix Centers12 Attempts to Make Phoenix and Phung Hoang Work13 Other Intelligence and Operations CoordinationPART FOUR OPERATIONS14 The Nature of Operations15 The Birds of Prey16 The South Vietnamese17 The Americans18 Neutralization of Non-Communist Civilians19 AssassinationsPART FIVE DAMAGE INFLICTED ON THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT20 Neutralization Statistics21 Actual Viet Cong Cadre Losses22 Additional Setbacks for the Shadow Government23 The Shadow Government in DeclinePART SIX VILLAGER ATTITUDES24 Abuse of the Population25 Changing Attitudes26 The Impact of the New AttitudesPART SEVEN POSTLUDE27 Theories of Revolutionary Warfare28 Reflections29 Lessons LearnedGlossaryNotes Selected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Mark Moyer ; foreword by Harry G. Summers.

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"Moyar's examination and assessments of the struggle against the Communist shadow government in South Vietnam are fresh and, in my view, right on the mark. His book warrants serious consideration by Read more...

 
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