"General Hunt set about proving that the claims of the 9th Infantry Division's brilliant performance in Vietnam were founded on fact. He succeeded and far more. The book provides fascinating insight into the counterinsurgency war that characterized the Vietnam conflict. While analytical and data driven, his story is enlivened by well-placed anecdotal evidence of brilliance and courage. The adaptability of leaders and soldiers alike leads one to understand the successes of the U.S. Army that many thought impossible in this sort of conflict. A valuable contribution to the history of this controversial war." Jack N. Merritt, General, U.S. Army, Retired"
"a by-the-numbers look at the only U.S. Army infantry division that was activated and trained stateside specifically to fight in Vietnam." The VVA Veteran"
"When Ewell and Hunt... arrived at the 9th Division in mid-1968, they knew the previous eighteen months of the division's efforts had produced few headline victories and were certain that a new methodology was needed for success. They chose detailed statistical analysis of every part of the division's efforts... This book details this analysis system, replete with tables of figures and narrative accounts of the methodology used to test and implement new tactics and schemes of maneuver support." On Point"
"This outstanding book is a must read for those trying to understand teh Vietnam War and its guerrilla warfare tactics." Post Library"