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The Resource Combat operations : taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967, by George L. MacGarrigle

Combat operations : taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967, by George L. MacGarrigle

Label
Combat operations : taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967
Title
Combat operations
Title remainder
taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967
Statement of responsibility
by George L. MacGarrigle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Combat Operations: Taking the Offensive chronicles the onset of offensive operations by the U.S. Army after eighteen months of building up a credible force on the ground in South Vietnam and taking the first steps toward bringing the war to the enemy. The compelling story by George L. MacGarrigle begins in October 1966, when General William C. Westmoreland believed that he had the arms and men to take the initiative from the enemy and that significant progress would be made on all fronts over the next twelve months. Aware of American intentions, North Vietnam undertook a prolonged war of attrition and stepped up the infiltration of its own troops into the South. While the insurgency in the South remained the cornerstone of Communist strategy, it was increasingly overshadowed by main-force military operations. These circumstances, according to MacGarrigle, set the stage for intensified combat. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong units retained the advantage, fighting only when it suited their purposes and retreating with impunity into inviolate sanctuaries in Laos and Cambodia. With Westmoreland feeling hamstrung by political constraints on his ability to wage war in the vast hostile areas along the border, 1967 ended with a growing uncertainty in the struggle to secure the countryside. Relying on official American and enemy primary sources, MacGarrigle has crafted a well-balanced account of this year of intense combat. His volume is a tribute to those who sacrificed so much in a long and irresolute conflict, and Soldiers engaged in military operations that place great demands on their initiative, skill, and devotion will find its thought-provoking lessons worthy of reflection
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.M3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
United States Army in Vietnam
Label
Combat operations : taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967, by George L. MacGarrigle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-454) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Toward the offensive. An expanding war -- Attleboro: the coming storm in III Corps -- Attleboro: the battle widens -- West toward the border -- The developing campaign on the coast -- Pt. 2: Out from Saigon. Into the triangle -- Junction City: the horseshoe -- Junction City: the battle continues -- Defending Saigon -- Pt. 3: Farther north. New border battles -- The Lowlands: signs of success -- A looming threat in the North -- Taking stock. -- Pt. 4: Looking for momentum in I Corps. Task force Oregon on the offensive -- Weary battles of summer -- On the demilitarized zone -- The Americal continues the attack -- Pt. 5: Trouble in Mid-country. The Highlands again -- Old coastal haunts -- Pt. 6: Protracted war in III Corps. Counterstrike -- The ordeal of the Big Red One -- The 25th division's search for progress -- East of Saigon -- Pt. 7: Winding up. Early Delta battles -- The Riverine balance sheet -- Strains of an open-ended war
Control code
1613825
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 485 p.
Isbn
9780160495403
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
98009975
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
008-029-00339-2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38249301
  • (OCoLC)38249301
Label
Combat operations : taking the offensive, October 1966 to October 1967, by George L. MacGarrigle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-454) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Toward the offensive. An expanding war -- Attleboro: the coming storm in III Corps -- Attleboro: the battle widens -- West toward the border -- The developing campaign on the coast -- Pt. 2: Out from Saigon. Into the triangle -- Junction City: the horseshoe -- Junction City: the battle continues -- Defending Saigon -- Pt. 3: Farther north. New border battles -- The Lowlands: signs of success -- A looming threat in the North -- Taking stock. -- Pt. 4: Looking for momentum in I Corps. Task force Oregon on the offensive -- Weary battles of summer -- On the demilitarized zone -- The Americal continues the attack -- Pt. 5: Trouble in Mid-country. The Highlands again -- Old coastal haunts -- Pt. 6: Protracted war in III Corps. Counterstrike -- The ordeal of the Big Red One -- The 25th division's search for progress -- East of Saigon -- Pt. 7: Winding up. Early Delta battles -- The Riverine balance sheet -- Strains of an open-ended war
Control code
1613825
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 485 p.
Isbn
9780160495403
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
98009975
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
008-029-00339-2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38249301
  • (OCoLC)38249301

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