The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973

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INDEX
A Loui, 122, 262, 263
A Shau, 122-124, 136, 260-263, 295, 297-299, 344, 352
Abrams, Gen. Creighton W., 210, 215, 258, 283, 365
Air Force, 17, 34, 48, 51, 52, 60, 98, 103, 106, 123, 139, 148- 150, 152, 163, 167, 168, 175, 199, 254, 256, 314, 316
Squadron, 377th Security Police, 230
Airmobility, 25, 2746-48, 50-52, 53, 56, 60, 81, 89-93, 100, 101, 137, 142, 148, 207, 261-263, 269, 314, 364
Alaskan Barge & Transport Co., 217
Allen, Lt., 166
An Hoa, 120, 234, 306
An Khe, 17, 20, 49, 55, 109, 208, 240
An Lao Valley, 199
An Loc, 149, 243, 289, 291, 361
An Ninh, 50
An Thach, 193
An Tho, 193
Anderson, Lt. Col., 154
Ap Bia Mountain, 299-301
Ap Bau Bang, 150
Ap Nhi, 292
Armed forces, United States, accidents, 24, 100, 110, 126, 161, 163, 170, 175, 190, 275, 339, 357
body count problems, 272
discipline, 11, 26, 27, 86, 87, 223, 272, 293, 294, 301, 348, 349, 357, 358, 360, 365, 366
disputes between, 256
drugs, 27, 348, 357, 358, 366
global posture, 24, 26, 29, 30, 96, 212, 213, 357, 364, 366, 367
leadership, 11, 86-88, 98, 161, 163, 271, 272, 293, 294, 331, 349, 365, 367
logistical problems, 18, 20-24, 33, 67, 72, 82, 93, 123, 136, 158, 160, 167, 170, 174, 178, 184, 186, 192, 210, 217, 218, 263, 264, 288-293, 298, 320, 363-365, 367
losses, concern over, 210, 215, 216, 301, 335, 340, 365
mobilization, 21, 27, 66, 109, 364, 366, 367
morale, 26-28, 75, 86, 95, 160- 162, 170, 176, 206, 292-294, 301, 331, 348, 358, 365, 366
National Guard, 21, 25, 211, 215, 293, 363, 367, 368
organization, 369, 370
personnel shortages, 26, 27, 53, 54, 66, 67, 75, 79, 95, 96, 139- 141, 171, 192, 207, 214, 294, 302, 364-368
personnel turbulence, 25-27, 67, 72, 75, 76, 79, 95, 96, 140, 141, 192, 196, 214, 294, 349, 365-368
proficiency, 85-88, 109, 116, 153, 160-164, 188, 194-196, 206, 263, 271, 286, 288, 293, 323, 331, 340, 348, 349, 357, 358, 365-368
racial problems, 27, 293, 348, 357, 366
readiness of, 21, 24, 25-27, 29, 30, 53, 67, 72, 93, 95, 96, 116,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • Foreword x
  • Introduction xv
  • Part 1 1965 1
  • Chapter 1. Advisors and Special Forces 3
  • Chapter 2. an Army Girds for Battle 18
  • Chapter 3. Marines at War 29
  • Chapter 4. an Army Goes to War 45
  • Part 2 1966 63
  • Chapter 5. the Build-Up 65
  • Chapter 6. the Area War 81
  • Chapter 7. the Central Front 97
  • Chapter 8. the Northern Front 117
  • Part3 1967 131
  • Chapter 9. the Year of the Big Battles 142
  • Chapter 11. Battle for the Highlands 157
  • Chapter 12. Holding the Line 179
  • Chapter 13. Battle for the Coast 191
  • Part 4 1968 203
  • Chapter 14. Year of Crises 205
  • Chapter 15. the Battles of Tet-68 219
  • Chapter 16. Siege and Breakthrough 247
  • Chapter 17. Counteroffensive 260
  • Part 5 1969 281
  • Chapter 18. One War 283
  • Chapter 19. One War in the Northern Provinces 295
  • Chapter 20. One War in the Southern Provinces 308
  • Part 6 333
  • Chapter 21 335
  • Chapter 22. an Army Departs the War 350
  • Guide to Unit Organization and Terms 369
  • Sources and Bibliography 371
  • Index 395
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