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Mounted Combat In Vietnam (Vietnam Studies)
Written between 1973 and 1976 under the direction of Major (later Lieutenant) General Donn A. Starry, "Mounted Combat in Vietnam" explores early US military thoughts on the introduction of heavy armored forces to South Vietnam and then how they fared once there. Chapters include: "Armor in the South Vietnamese Army"; "Growth of US Armored Forces in Vietnam"; "Combined Arms ...more
Paperback, First Printing, 250 pages
Published 1977 by Department of the Army/U.S. Government Printing Office
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Written immediately following the Vietnam war, details the strategy and how armored forces a contributed to it. What is truly interesting is how the overall strategy mimicked our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to this account, the insurgency in South Vietnam was crushed by the combined weight of the South, the US and its allies. After the South optimized for that war, the North launched a successful conventional attack that caught the South's forces optimized for a different fight. M ...more