The army and Vietnam

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Johns Hopkins University Press, May 1, 1986 - History - 318 pages
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The Army And Vietnam examines the folly of the U.S. attempt to transplant to Indochina the operational methods of conventional warfare that had been successful in the European battle theaters of World War II. With chilling persuasiveness, Krepinevich details the ways in which the U.S. was unprepared to fight a war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam--and why it is likely to remain unprepared to fight any similar war in the near future.

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User Review  - Levie Galapon - Goodreads

Although repetitive in nature, Krepinevich manages to cite a breadth of knowledge that points out why the Army failed in Vietnam. According to Krepinevich, the Army in particular was unprepared due to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roger Burk - Goodreads

If like me you have some affection for the American army and for its soldiers, this is a depressing read. It relates how the Army went into Vietnam organized, trained, and equipped for major combat in ... Read full review


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Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr., born in 1950, is an author, lecturer, professor, and defense policy analyst. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1972, received an MPA from John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1980 and a PhD from Harvard University in 1984. Krepinevich served twenty-one years in the U.S. Army and has gained extensive strategic planning experience in national security and technology policy through his work with the Department of Defense. He has served on the faculty of West Point, George Mason University, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown University. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and is President of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.