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Westmoreland's War Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam

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ISBN-10: 0199316503

ISBN-13: 9780199316502

Edition: 2014

Authors: Gregory Daddis

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General William C. Westmoreland has long been derided for his failed strategy of "attrition" in the Vietnam War. Historians have argued that Westmoreland's strategy placed a premium on high "body counts" through a "big unit war" that relied almost solely on search and destroy missions. Many believe the U.S. Army failed in Vietnam because of Westmoreland's misguided and narrow strategyIn a groundbreaking reassessment of American military strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis overturns conventional wisdom and shows how Westmoreland did indeed develop a comprehensive campaign which included counterinsurgency, civic action, and the importance of gaining political support from the South Vietnamese…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English