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A Better War The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam (Paperback)

Author:  Lewis Sorley
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0156013096
ISBN-13: 9780156013093
Sku: 30613058
Publish Date: 9/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  528
Age Range:  NA
 
Early in 1970 Senator Jacob Javits visited the war zone, where he received a straightforward assessment of how things stood. "If you add up your balance on both sides," Colby told him, "I think you come to a conclusion that a successful outcome is possible, but not inevitable." A Special National Intelligence Estimate issued on 5 February concluded, said the JCS history, "that the enemy was 'in trouble' in South Vietnam, irrespective of the option selected. His casualities exceeded both infiltration and local recruitment rates, and the quality of his forces was declining." That meant that the elusive "crossover point"--long sought, sometimes claimed, but never achieved by General Westmoreland--had now been reached. In addition, held the estimate, "there were also troublesome supply problems now that large areas of the South Vietnamese countryside were denied the enemy, limiting access to manpower and resources."
Drawing on access to previously classified material, a military historian provides a meticulously documented study of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1975, arguing that while the war was being won on the ground, it was being lost in the U.S. Congress and at the peace negotiations. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Sorley, Lewis *Subtitle: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of Americas Last Years in Vietnam *Publication Date: 2007/04/28 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00
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Drawing on access to previously classified material, a military historian provides a meticulously documented study of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1975, arguing that while the war was being won on the ground, it was being lost in the U.S. Congress and at the peace negotiations.Drawing on access to previously classified material, a military historian provides a meticulously documented study of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1975, arguing that while the war was being won on the ground, it was being lost in the U.S. Congress and at the peace negotiations. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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While the bulk of books on the Vietnam War chart its slow escalation, this in-depth analysis illuminates the later years of America's involvement in the war. Sorley, a war veteran and military history writer, focuses on the years after 1968's Tet Offensive, relying heavily on notes taken from over 400 classified tapes recorded in Saigon between 1968 and 1972.While the bulk of books on the Vietnam War chart its slow escalation, this in-depth analysis illuminates the later years of America's involvement in the war. Sorley, a war veteran and military history writer, focuses on the years after 1968's Tet Offensive, relying heavily on notes taken from over 400 classified tapes recorded in Saigon between 1968 and 1972.

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New York Times Book Review
""A BETTER WAR" is A comprehensive and long-overdue examination of the immediate post-Tet offensive years, perhaps the most fascinating years of the war. A first-rate historian and a third-generation West Point graduate who served in Vietnam, Sorley focuses on what was indeed the remarkable military improvement of the South Vietnamese after Tet." - Jeffrey Record 06/13/1999
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