Despite their horrible losses, the North Vietnamese
were not yet prepared to abandon the fight.
It was essential for political and military purposes that sufficient information be obtained on the number and location of North Vietnamese
and Viet Cong units and that political cadres and operatives be identified.
The Hmong had great success fighting a guerrilla war but suffered heavy losses when pressured by Washington to engage in more conventional battles against North Vietnamese
What do you suppose Senator John McCain, who enjoyed the caring hospitality of the North Vietnamese
for quite some time as a vow, would have to say about this idyll?
In addition, Berman sheds new light on George McGovern's diplomatic exchanges with the North Vietnamese
in the fall of 1971, exchanges that came dangerously close to violating the Logan Act and were as serious an interference in U.
It is one capable of sustaining him in the harshest of circumstances, whether the challenges to it are posed by his North Vietnamese
captors or the U.
Part of the process involved agitation--activating the North Vietnamese
military monitors to see how their communications and codes functioned.
Bliss, a dedicated Air Force pilot who spent over 6 1/2 years in a North Vietnamese
POW camp after being shot down during the Vietnam War.
Their narratives highlight the scale of the mass migration from north to south in 1954, including the exodus of many northern Buddhists opposed to communism, the extent of North Vietnamese
military build-up and infiltration into South Vietnam during the war, and the strength of southern patriotism.
General LeMay and others argued that military targets, rather than the enemy's resolve, should be attacked and that the blows should be rapid and sharp, with the impact felt immediately by the North Vietnamese
Army on the battlefield as well as by the political leadership at Hanoi.
Harry Summers said the same thing to his North Vietnamese
counterpart after the war, who replied that it was true, "but it is also irrelevant.
This first book covers the military aspects of South Vietnam's defeat and addresses five critical questions: (1) when did the North Vietnamese
decide to renew the war; (2) how did they disguise their decision and construct a surprise assault on Ban Me Thuot; (3) why did President Nguyen Van Thieu withdraw his regular military forces from the Central Highlands; (4) what triggered South Vietnam's fall militarily in 55 days; and (5) was the South Vietnamese military inept?