The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73 [NOOK Book]

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This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organised and operated in America's longest war. Vietnam Special Forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organisation down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with a discussion of how replacements were trained and integrated into units. Among other areas of the US ...
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The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

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Overview

This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organised and operated in America's longest war. Vietnam Special Forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organisation down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional and unconventional warfare doctrine are also addressed, along with a discussion of how replacements were trained and integrated into units. Among other areas of the US Army's involvement covered are individual and crew-served weapons, artillery, armoured fighting vehicles, transport, logistics, the complex chain of command, and combat operations.
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"Throughout the book are an excellent selection of photographs and various organizational charts. A very well done book that provides a lot of insight into the hows and whys of seven years of war in Indochina. One of much interest and one that I can recommend to you without reservation."- Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (May 2008)

"Gordon L. Rottman's The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73 provides detail on how US Army Units operated during the war and comes from a Special Forces veteran who focuses on infantry strategies and units which supported them." -California Bookwatch (May 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472801609
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 532,928
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam from 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years, and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cyprus, TX (near Houston).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Combat mission 6

Unit organization 10

Tactics 44

Weapons and equipment 55

Command, control, communications, and intelligence 60

Combat status 65

Lessons learned 90

Chronology 91

Bibliography 93

Abbreviations 94

Index 95

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