The U.S. Naval Institute on Vietnam: A Retrospective

The U.S. Naval Institute on Vietnam: A Retrospective

by Thomas J. Cutler

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ISBN-13: 9781682470510
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 815 KB

About the Author

THOMAS J. CUTLER, Lt. Cmdr., USN (Ret.), is also the author of A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy and The Battle of Leyte Gulf, among other books, and is the recipient of the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Naval Literature.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 "Vietnam: Winnable War?" Captain Wayne P. Hughes Jr., USN U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, July 1977 3

2 "Tonkin: Setting the Record Straight" Rear Admiral Lloyd R. "Joe" Vasey, USN (Ret.) U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August 2010 12

3 "Why We Lost in Vietnam" Jeffrey Record Selection from The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam, 1998 24

4 "Vietnam Retrospective" Richard L. Armitage U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 1985 42

5 "Loss of South Vietnam" Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.) Selection from Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation, 2007 52

6 "Interview: Westmoreland" Dennis Ghamberland U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, July 1986 56

7 "A Conflict of Strategies", Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, USMC (Ret.) Selection from First to Fight, 1984 64

8 "American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973" Stuart Rochester Frederick Kiley Selection from Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973, 1999 78

9 "P.W." Lieutenant Commander George T. Coker, USN U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, October 1974 85

10 "Deputies of Zeus: Morality and the Vietnam War" Colonel Anthony L. Werntuth, USA (Ret.) U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August 1974 98

11 "Reflections on Vietnam" General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (Ret.) and Ron Benigo U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, May 2005 118

12 "The Lesson of Vietnam" Captain John E. Greenbacker, USN (Ret.) U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, July 1973 127

13 "Tragic Aftermath-and Why" Rufus Phillips Selection from Wiry Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned, 2008 141

14 "Rules of Engagement: No More Vietnams" Colonel W H. Parks, USMCR U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, March 1991 150

15 "Vietnam, Revisited" Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret.) U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, November 2008 156

16 "Epilogue" Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler USN Selection from Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, 1988 164

Index 167

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