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Inside the VC and the NVA (Texas A & M University Military History Series #12)

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"An intimate, candid portrait of the Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army...An absolute necessity for Vietnamese-studies collections."
During the war in Vietnam, the North Vietnamese communists had to place their trust in the oldest and most reliable tool of warfare: the individual soldier; America believed that firepower, lgoistics, and technology would be sufificent for victor
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Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 4th 1993 by Ballantine Books (first published August 1992)
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Mitchell
Nov 17, 2015 Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vietnam-war
An excellent resource which provides great insight into the VC and NVA as well as the nature of the war. Delicately handled without pulling any punches. Required reading for any student of the Vietnam War.

Edit: I almost forgot; there are several nice appendices and copious notes/citations for each chapter. The chapters relating individual experiences and assessments are fascinating primarily for the wide range of opinions expressed.
William
Jul 13, 2009 William rated it really liked it
When southern Civil War vets pondered how they lost their war, they sifted their records and recollections, looking for the mistake that gave victory to their enemy. But General George Pickett cut through all that nonsense by saying, "I think the Yankees had something to do with it."

Michael Lee Lanning and Dan Cragg take Pickett's approach and apply to their study of the enemy in the Vietnam War, entitled "Inside the VC and NVA--The Real Story of North Vietnam's Armed Forces." Lanning and Cragg
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Hilmi Isa
Nov 04, 2014 Hilmi Isa rated it really liked it
Shelves: perang-vietnam
Jika anda seorang peminat sejarah Perang Vietnam,saya beranggapan bahawa buku ini wajib dijadikan koleksi. Fokus buku ini adalah amat unik sekali. Bukan tentera Amerika Syarikat yang mendapat perhatian utama buku ini (yang lazimnya ditemui di dalam banyak buku sejarah mengenai Perang Vietnam),sebaliknya,musuh utama mereka di dalam konflik tersebut iaitu Vietcong (VC) dan North Vietnamese Army (NVA).
Deskripsi mengenai VC/NVA ditulis secara menyeluruh,merangkumi sejarah,struktur organisasi,latihan
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Jan 11, 2008 Seth rated it liked it
Dry, statistical analysis of the "Bad Guys" in the Vietnam War. Packed with relatively reliable information, but difficult to slog through all the computations.
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