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The Resource Westmoreland's war : reassessing American strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis

Westmoreland's war : reassessing American strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis

Label
Westmoreland's war : reassessing American strategy in Vietnam
Title
Westmoreland's war
Title remainder
reassessing American strategy in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Daddis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"General William C. Westmoreland has long been derided for his failed strategy of "attrition" in the Vietnam War. Historians have argued that Westmoreland's strategy placed a premium on high "body counts" through a "big unit war" that relied almost solely on search and destroy missions. Many believe the U.S. Army failed in Vietnam because of Westmoreland's misguided and narrow strategy. In a groundbreaking reassessment of American military strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis overturns conventional wisdom and shows how Westmoreland did indeed develop a comprehensive campaign which included counterinsurgency, civic action, and the importance of gaining political support from the South Vietnamese population. Exploring the realities of a large, yet not wholly unconventional environment, Daddis reinterprets the complex political and military battlefields of Vietnam. Without searching for blame, he analyzes how American civil and military leaders developed strategy and how Westmoreland attempted to implement a sweeping strategic vision. Westmoreland's War is a landmark reinterpretation of one of America's most divisive wars, outlining the multiple, interconnected aspects of American military strategy in Vietnam-combat operations, pacification, nation building, and the training of the South Vietnamese armed forces. Daddis offers a critical reassessment of one of the defining moments in American history"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Daddis, Gregory A.
Dewey number
959.704/340973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.7
LC item number
.D27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westmoreland, William C.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Westmoreland's war : reassessing American strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199316502
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn857356518
  • (OCoLC)857356518
  • 1387911
Label
Westmoreland's war : reassessing American strategy in Vietnam, Gregory Daddis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199316502
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn857356518
  • (OCoLC)857356518
  • 1387911

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