Combined Action Platoons The U. S. Marine's Other War in Vietnam
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This is the first comprehensive history for the academic reader of the Combined Action Program (CAP) in Vietnam. Created as a response by the U.S. Marines to what was known as the "other war" in Vietnam, the CAP Program was comprised of platoons each combining a fourteen man marine rifle squad, a navy corpsman, and a platoon of South Vietnamese militia. These CAP units were unique to the war. Their function was to "capture and hold" rather than to "search and destroy." While the main forces of the Army and Marines all too often waged war on the Vietnamese hamlets, the CAP marines waged war from the hamlets. Their intent was to keep the hamlet intact. The uniqueness of the CAP Program…
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/26/1989
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|History: Traditions Beginnings Expansions: 1966-67|
|Tet and 1968 1969: Build Up Just to Wind Down 1970-71|
|The End Impressions Civic Action/Community Development|
|Appendix A & B|