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The Dynamics Of Defeat

The Vietnam War In Hau Nghia Province, 1st Edition

By Eric M Bergerud


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Some of the most active debate about the Vietnam War today is prompted by those who believe that the United States could have won the war either through an improved military strategy or through more enlightened social policies. Eric Bergerud takes issue with both of these positions. Carefully analyzing the entire course of the war in a single key p

Table of Contents

Introduction -- A Note on Primary Sources -- The Challenge of Insurgency: South Vietnam, 1954-1965 -- The Front Victorious: Hau Nghia Province Through 1965 -- Prospects for War: On the Eve of American Intervention -- Search and Destroy: The Big-Unit War, 1966-1967 -- Sword and Shield: Pacification Efforts, 1966-1967 -- Battle: The Tet Offensive, 1968 -- The Accelerated Pacification Campaign -- Battle: The Tet Offensive, 1969 -- The Pacification of Hau Nghia Province, 1969 -- High Tide for the Allies: 1970 -- Last Battles: 1971-1973 -- Reflections on the War

About the Author

Eric M. Bergerud is professor of military and American history at Lincoln University in San Francisco and the author of Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific, Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning and The Dynamics of Defeat.

Subject Categories

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies