Inside the VC and the NVA

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Texas A&M University Press, May 14, 2014 - HISTORY - 332 pages
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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 victory. The North Vietnamese won. INSIDE THE VC AND THE NVA, written by two veterans with six-and-a-half years combined experience, shows how.
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Contents

Ch1 In Their Own Words
3
Ch2 The Vietnam Enigma
16
Recruiting and Training
37
Ch4 The Infiltration South
65
Ch5 Organization
79
Ch6 Equipment Arms and Supplies
101
Ch7 Logistics
117
Life in Canp and Bivouac
135
The Generals
191
The Grunts
215
Vietnam After The Fall of Saigon
237
Afterword
259
Apendixs
261
Source Notes
293
Bibliography
315
Index
325

Ch9 In Battle
169

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MICHAEL LEE LANNING, a retired lieutenant colonel who served three tours of duty in Vietnam, is the author of sixteen nonfiction books on military history. Texas A&M University Press has reissued two of them, The Only War We Had: A Platoon Leader's Journal of Vietnam and Vietnam, 1969-1970: A Company Commander's Journal. He lives in Crystal Beach, Texas.DAN CRAGG enlisted in the army in 1958 and served five years as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen military books, fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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