Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War: Military Information You're Not Supposed to Know
Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more than two hundred examinations of different aspects of the war, the book questions why the American military ignored the lessons taught by previous encounters with insurgency forces; probes the use of group think and mind control by the North Vietnamese; and explores the role technology played in shaping the way the war was fought. Of course, the book also reveals the "dirty little secrets," the truth behind such aspects of the conflict as the rise of the Montagnard mercenaries-the most feared group of soldiers participating in the secret war in Laos-and the details of the hidden struggle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
With its unique and perceptive examination of the conflict, Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War offers a critical addition to the library of Vietnam War history.
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DIRTY LIITLE SECRETS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: Military Information You're Not Supposed to KnowUser Review - Kirkus
Precious few secrets are revealed in this densely scattershot look at multiple aspects of the Vietnam War. Perhaps a better title for this wide-ranging book might be "An Enormous Number of Vietnam War ... Read full review
this book is adequate. I found no typos.
The FortyYear War
In The Bush Ground Combat
Slicks Puffs and Fast Movers
Light Airplanes in Vietnam
Principal Combat Aircraft of the Vietnam
Blue Water Green Water Brown Water
Base Camp Follies
War in the Shadows
Numbers and Losses
The Home Front
The Other Side
The Combat Units
The After math
A Vietnam War Glossary Aeronyms