America's Lost War: Vietnam, 1945-1975

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INDEX
Note: Italicized page numbers indicate maps and figures.
Abrams, Gen. Creighton: on army morale, 186; ARVN relations and, 121; on Cambodia, 159, 172; Easter Offensive and, 192, 194; Lam Son 719 and, 182, 184; optimism of, 158– 59, 187, 195–96; strategy of, 145–46, 147, 165–66; on Vietnamese people, 111
Acheson, Dean, 9, 17, 141
Adams, Sam, 122–23
Afghanistan: U.S. attack on, 229
Agnew, Spiro T., 163, 208
agricultural collectivization, 42
agroville program, 39, 54
air and supply bases: infrastructure for, 102; security concerns of, 84, 91; in Tet Offensive, 131. See also specific places
Air Cav: filming of, 175–76; helicopters of, 92–93; in Ia Drang Valley battle, 93–95
Americanization of war, 84, 102–3
Annam: as French protectorate, 2
antiwar movement: Cambodian incursion and, 174; LBJ and, 85; literature on, 248–50; McNamara and, 116–17; Nixon and, 155, 173, 179; organizing in, 100–101, 120; police clashes with, 149; resurgence of, 163, 164–65; shift in public opinion on, 149; spread of, 142, 159; tactics of, 98, 125, 198; troops affected by, 176; veterans in, 184–85; Wallace and, 150
Ap Bac, battle of, 58–62
Ap Bia Mountain, battle of, 166
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN): bravery of, 134, 221–22; conditions for, xv; in coup against Diem, 66–67; discontent with Diem in, 61–62; disintegration of, 82, 87, 218–19; divisiveness in, 112, 146; Easter Offensive against, 192, 194; expansion and improvements of, 186–87; French legacy for, 166, 167; hostility toward, 45; illusion of victory of, 59–61; Lam Son 719 offensive of, 181–82, 183, 184; leadership of, 56–58; North Vietnamese attitudes toward, 130–31; NVA's spring offensive against, 217– 19, 220; optimism about, 55, 161, 187, 195–96; paralysis of, 214–15, 216; post–peace accords offensive of, 209–10; problems with, 40, 148, 166–68; superiority of, 56–57;

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