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"A masterful analysis of the strategy, or lack thereof, in the Vietnam War ...and#160;a book that every policy maker in Washington should absorb." and#151; Max Cleland, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Required reading at The National, Naval, and Air War Colleges, as well as other high level military institutions throughout the United States, American Strategy in Vietnam has become one of the most-well-respected investigations of the strategic and tacticaland#160;policies of the U.S. Army during the twentieth century. Crackling with keen insight and clarity, this invaluable resource has renewed the study of strategy and its vital relationship to the art of war.

Drawing heavily on the brilliant theories of the great Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, this is the definitive politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War. Instead of merely examining the individual strategic flaws of the conflict, the book embraces a larger scope: how the weak relationship between military strategy and national policy led to the Vietnam War's unpopular and faulty definition--and eventual failure. Particularly relevant today, this important exposand#233; stresses the futility of any military action without the full support and involvement of the country's people.

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A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support of the people.

Synopsis:

A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support of the people.

Synopsis:

This important book is one man's critical analysis of American strategy in the Vietnam war. That man, Harry Summers, is an active Army officer who began professional life as an enlisted soldier, knows personally the bayonet-point reality of war, and has thought widely about strategic issues. His commitment to the nation and Army he serves is unstinting.... Colonel Summers has focused his attention at that point in the strategic continuum where military strategy and national policy come together. His main thesis is that a lack of understanding of the relationship between military strategy and national policy caused us to exhaust our will and endurance against a secondary enemy, the guerrilla movement in South Vietnam, instead of focusing our military efforts to check North Vietnamese expansion in support of our national policy of containment. ...DeWitt C. Smith, Jr.Lieutenant General, United States Army (Retired)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454542
Author:
Summers, Harry G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Summers Harry G
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Strategy
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.45 lb

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A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support of the people.
"Synopsis" by ,
A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support of the people.
"Synopsis" by , This important book is one man's critical analysis of American strategy in the Vietnam war. That man, Harry Summers, is an active Army officer who began professional life as an enlisted soldier, knows personally the bayonet-point reality of war, and has thought widely about strategic issues. His commitment to the nation and Army he serves is unstinting.... Colonel Summers has focused his attention at that point in the strategic continuum where military strategy and national policy come together. His main thesis is that a lack of understanding of the relationship between military strategy and national policy caused us to exhaust our will and endurance against a secondary enemy, the guerrilla movement in South Vietnam, instead of focusing our military efforts to check North Vietnamese expansion in support of our national policy of containment. ...DeWitt C. Smith, Jr.Lieutenant General, United States Army (Retired)
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