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The Final Collapse (Indochina Monographs)
by Cao Van Vien
General Cao Van Vien was the last chairman of the South Vietnamese Joint General Staff. For almost ten years he worked closely with other senior Vietnamese officers and civilian leaders and dealt with U.S. military and civilian representatives in Saigon. General Vien is therefore particularly well qualified to give an account of the final years from a South Vietnamese stan ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by University Press of the Pacific
(first published June 1983)
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General Cao Văn Viên was an officer in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). After commanding the Vietnamese Airborne Division as a Colonel, he eventually rose to the position of Chairman of the South Vietnamese Joint General Staff, which position he held for nearly a decade, from October 1965 until the collapse of the republic in April 1975. He also concurrently served as Defense Minister b ...moreMore about Cao Van Vien...