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Nixon’s Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972

Title:
Nixons Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972 (ePub)
Format:
EPUB
USA Price: 
Stock:
Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
008-300-00082-8
ISBN:
9780160928697
Description

Focuses on naval air power during the final years of the Vietnam War. For much of this period, Navy aircraft sought to hamper the flow of supplies down the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, a huge investment in air power resources that ultimately proved fruitless. After North Vietnam's invasion of the South in 1972, however, Navy tactical aviation, as well as naval gunfire support, proved critical, not only in blunting the offensive but also in persuading North Vietnam to arrive at a peace agreement in Paris in 1973. The Navy's forward presence saved the day in 1972 and allowed President Nixon to achieve peace with honor.

Audience

Historians, political scientists, military strategists and international relations/military scholars may value the historical, theoretical, and tactical information contained within this text.

Product Details

Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command
Author:
  • Naval History and Heritage Command
Year/Pages:
233 p.
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